Duck breasts with pomegranate sauce

I love to serve this for guests. It is so easy to prepare, yet incredibly delicious and impressive.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 25 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 556 / Protein 39g / Carbohydr. 48g / Fat 595g

Ingredients (2 servings)

2duck breasts (female)
1 clovegarlic
2 tbspsoy sauce
1 tbsprice wine
100 mlpomegranate syrup
200 mlchicken stock
2 tspcornstarch
vegetable oil for frying


frying pan, oven, 2 small bowls, brush (optional), measuring cup (optional), large bowl, small saucepan, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife, small baking dish

Wine Tip

Bordeaux, 2012
Bordeaux is the ideal companion for this aromatic dish. The red wine emphasizes the tender meat and is well suited for hearty dishes.

Step 1

Duck breasts with pomegranate sauce

Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F. Finely chop garlic. Make crosswise incisions along the skin of the duck breasts. Be sure not to cut through the skin.

oven, cutting board, knife

2 duck breasts / 1 clove garlic

Step 2

Duck breasts with pomegranate sauce

Now, mix chopped garlic with soy sauce and rice wine.

small bowl

2 tbsp soy sauce / 1 tbsp rice wine

Step 3

Duck breasts with pomegranate sauce

Place duck breasts skin-side up in the baking dish and cover with soy marinade. Season with salt and pepper. Bake at 180°C/355°F for approx. 8 – 10 min. until the skin is slightly crispy.

brush, small baking dish

salt / pepper

Step 4

Duck breasts with pomegranate sauce

Dissolve pomegranate syrup in chicken stock and add to duck breasts. Then turn down the oven to 100°C/210°F and continue baking for another 10 – 15 min.

measuring cup

100 ml pomegranate syrup / 200 ml chicken stock

Step 5

Duck breasts with pomegranate sauce

In the meantime, deseed pomegranate.

large bowl, cooking spoon, knife

1 pomegranate

Step 6

Duck breasts with pomegranate sauce

Remove duck breasts from the oven. Add some oil to a large frying pan and crisp duck in hot oil on both sides, starting with the skin-side down. Fry for 1 – 2 min. on each side until cooked to the desired degree.

frying pan, cooking spoon

oil for frying

Step 7

Duck breasts with pomegranate sauce

Meanwhile, add the remaining sauce from the baking dish to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Dissolve cornstarch in some water and add to the sauce until thickened. Stir in most of the pomegranate seeds and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cut duck breasts and serve with sauce and a sprinkle of the remaining pomegranate seeds.

cooking spoon, small bowl

2 tsp cornstarch / 2 tsp water