Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Duck With A Madeira Wine And Mushroom Sauce

Duck is one of those notorious dishes that sometimes you can't be quite sure what to do with as it is quite fatty but if you get duck strips from some where like Waitrose then you can quite a light meal. The strips of duck combined with a Madeira and mushroom sauce beautifully compliment the richness of the duck without being over bearing.


Duck strips
15ml Olive oil
Salt and freshly milled pepper
100g/40z chestnuts mushroom ( I think Oyster mushrooms would work as well)
100ml/5 TP of vegetable stock ( vegetable Bouillon would work here )
45ml/3TP of Maderia wine
3tp of tarragon
3tp of Thyme
3tp Mint


Heat a large non stick frying man or griddle with the olive oil and add the duck heating through till cooked. After the duck is cooked though place on warmed plates and loosely cover with foil to keep warm.

Reduce the heat under the pan. Add the mushrooms cooking for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next add the stock and continue to heat , slightly increase the heat and boil for 3 minutes till reduced.

Add the wine and cream and reduce for a further 3 minutes.

Until the sauce has thicken , then at this pint stir in the herbs

Now I served this on three piles of mashed potatoes but I think a nice potatoes dauphinoise would work as well.

I served this with a nice Lindeman's Shiraz wine which I had let breathe for half an hour ( just one of the
tips I picked up at #britmumslive

Disclosure : This recipe is utterly my own and I was just sent the wine to try and was not told what to write or say. * PS the wine was jolly nice too.


  1. I love cooking with duck. This sounds nice, have bookmarked it to give it a try.

  2. Scared to cook duck! It's a bit expensive here, don't want to make mistakes and end up having it when dining out.

  3. I love recipes with duck, and this looks great, perfect evening meal :) #tastytuesdays

  4. I'm veggie and I am posting this comment because i came across your blog thanks to the tagging by Michelle from Purple Pumpkin and i thought what a BRILLIANT name for a blog. But my comment is this...that's my favourite wine in the world EVER. It's delish!!!!! :D Xxx

  5. We defrosted some mystery meat out of my mother in laws freezer a few weeks ago and it turned out to be duck. It was delicious and something I'm keen to try again.

  6. Would it be rude if I just asked for the wine? I like duck but its been one of those days. lol

  7. Looks lovely - I've never eaten duck though. No particular reason! MIL loves it!

  8. This sounds delicious. I love duck but only really have it when I'm out for dinner. Never tried cooking it myself.

  9. We are all big fans of duck here. I'd have to try it without the Madeira.

  10. Oh yes! making my mouth water already!


  11. What a delicious dish! I really love cooking duck but it's not easy meat to come by.

  12. I am veggie, so the duck is no good for me, but I do love Madeira in sauces.

  13. I just don't like duck. The minimads love it, but not me. I keep trying

  14. I really got into duck when I lived in France as they're very into it there, this looks like a great recipe that's definitely worth a try, thanks for sharing :-)

  15. I've never cooked duck and i hate mushrooms but I do love it with a bit of teriyaki sauce ;-) Anyone want to send me a bottle of wine?

  16. Very nice recipe and great accompaniment to vegetables or rice.

  17. That does look delicious. Wouldn't mind the wine myself :)

  18. That looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  19. I am veggie so would leave the duck but definitely take the wine...yes please to the wine!!


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