Sunday lunch for late spring – Duck Breast, Pomme Anna and Asparagus

Sunday Lunch for 2, not cool enough for a full on classic British Roast, but too cool for a BBQ.

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I am using a pair of Iceland Duck breasts (defrosted) and will make Pomme Anna to go with it, Asparagus .

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The Pomme Anna is one of those dishes that looks and tastes amazing, but is pretty simple to make.  I start by preheating the oven to 200, then peel and very finely slice 2 medium potatoes.

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Melt some butter (100-125g) and grease 2 small baking dishes, lay the potatoes in the dishes, with a layer of melted butter and seasoning between each layer, I am also adding some thyme for flavour, finish the layers with butter and a dusting of salt and pepper, press down well then into the oven for approx 50-60 minutes till golden and cooked through. You may want to cover with tin foil for the first 30 minutes, then remove, and press down again to brown the top.

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In a cold frying pan, lay the defrosted duck breast, skin side down and turn the heat to medium and render down the fat (I keep this duck fat for roast potatoes).

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When the skin is crisp and golden, sear off the underside of the breast and pop into the oven for 5-10 minutes and then remove and rest for the same time.

Whilst this is resting, Panfry the Asparagus with butter, salt and pepper.

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To serve, remove the crisp buttery potatoes from their dish, slice the duck breast and eat with whatever you fancy.

Perfect for late Spring 😍

I have also made Panna Cotta and Raspberry Coulis for pud – done these before, so here is the eRecipe it also gives a recipe for Polenta Chips which are lush 😜

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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