Wellington Duck with Blackberry Jam
Serves: 2 to 3
Cooking Time: 25min
Such a fancy quack! It's impossible not to love this Maillard's Wellington duck with blackberry jam recipe. The taste of duck meat mixed with sweet blackberries!
- 2 duck breasts (240 g each), by Maillard
- 200 g thawed puff pastry, very cold
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 10 slices prosciutto
- 2 tablespoons blackberry jam
- 1 egg, beaten
- Salt and pepper from the mill
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Separate the skin from the duck breasts by pulling the meat firmly. Reserve the skins.
- In a large skillet heated over low heat, add the skins and melt the fat for 3 to 4 minutes while stirring. Discard the skins.
- Increase over medium heat, add the duck breasts then season with salt and pepper. Sear for 1 minute on each side to colour. Place on a plate and set aside.
- On a lightly floured work surface, roll down the puff pastry in 30 cm by 30 cm square then cut in half. Spread 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard on each side.
- Add the prosciutto slices and place the breasts in the center. Spread about 1 tablespoon of jam on the duck.
- Fold the dough from the top to the centre and the bottom over. Lightly baste the ends with water and press lightly to seal. Fold the dough inward and press firmly to make it stick. Place on a baking tray by turning them over, so that the nice side of the dough is on top. Space well on the baking sheet to ensure even cooking.
- Using a knife, scar the top of the dough making shallow lines. Brush the top of the dough with the egg.
- Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes. Put the oven to BROIL and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the dough is golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.