What to drink with a Duck Breast Fillet

Duck Breast Fillet With Figs: wines to drink with it

The recipe: Duck Breast Fillet With Figs

Ingredients (for 4 people)

·         - 2 duck breast fillets (about 400 g each)

·         - 1 tbsp of Butter

·         - 1 tbsp of Honey

·         - 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar

·         - 2 tbsp of Porto Wine

·         - 6 ripe figs

          - salt and pepper 

What wine goes with duck? Wine / food pairing


Remove excess fat around the duck breasts with a chisel; place them in a dish on their skin side, season with salt and pepper, cool down for 30 minutes. 

Cut the figs in 2. 

Melt the butter in a large skillet over low heat. Place the figs in the melted butter, on the open side. Pour in the honey. 

Cook for 15 minutes with lid on; then higher the heat to reduce the cooking juice. Deglaze the Porto in. Put the figs on a plate, keeping their juice aside. 

Place the breasts on the skin in the frying pan so that the fat melts; turn them over and let cook 5 minutes, then repeat and cook 5 minutes on the other side. 

Once it’s done, add balsamic vinegar and honey glaze; and the fig juice. Reduce slightly. 

Here you go: slice the fillets and place those like a fan on the plates, decorate with figs. A little sauce and… you are ready to impress your guests!

The wine

MALBEC will do just great!