Star Anise Spiked Duck with Pomegranate Jus

Duck recipe Duck recipe
4 people 175 minutes 25 minutes


  • 1 - Fresh Whole Irish Duck giblets removed and reserved for the pomegranate jus
  • 0 - Pickled Brussels Sprouts to serve, see our Pickled Brussels Sprouts recipe
  • 250 g Shallots
  • 4 tbsp Spiced Star Anise Salt see our Star Anise Salt recipe
  • 2 - SuperValu Mandarins cut in half

For the Pomegranate Jus

  • 570 ml Chicken Stock Cube
  • 1 - Duck Giblets
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 - SuperValu Pomegranate juice only


  1. Rub the spiced salt all over the duck and place the halved tangerines in the cavity. Set the duck in a non-metallic dish, cover with cling film, greaseproof paper or a damp tea towel and leave in the fridge overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5.
  3. Cut the shallots in half lengthways, leaving the skin on. Set aside.
  4. Place the duck on a low-sided baking tray and roast in the oven for 1 hour. Turn down the heat to 160°C/gas mark 3. Add the shallots to the tray and cook for a further 1 and a half hours. Leave to rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  5. When the duck comes out of the oven, juice the pomegranate by pressing the seeds through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl with the back of a spoon.
  6. Warm the chicken stock in a medium saucepan, then use it to deglaze the duck roasting tray. Heat the olive oil in the same saucepan and sauté the whole giblets, including the neck, for 6 minutes. Add the contents of the roasting tray to the saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the pomegranate juice and bring back to a simmer. Immediately sieve the jus and serve with the carved duck, roasted shallots and pickled Brussels sprouts.
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