A perfectly cooked, pan-fried duck breast will have a crisp, golden skin and succulent pink flesh. The most efficient way to melt the fat is to score dry duck breasts through to the fat layer, then cook skin-side down in a frying pan. You could also fry duck breasts until browned.
We show you how to cook duck breast perfectly in our video and step by step instructions. Check out our handy hints and tips to make sure your results are extra.
This is the most basic duck breast recipe. Step by step instructions on how to cook a duck breast, whether it's farmed duck breast or wild.