Braised Apple Duck Breast
Preheat oven to 200°C (approximately 400°F). Quarter cabbage, remove stalk and shred. Peel and thinly slice onions. Heat butter in a pan and add cabbage. Add onions, sauté briefly and season well with salt and pepper.
Deglaze with broth. Add star anise, cinnamon stick, lemon peel and juice and sugar. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, sear duck breast, skin-side down, in a dry pan for 3 minutes. Flip and place in an oven and roast for 15-20 minutes. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes, then season with pepper and salt.
Peel, quarter, core and thinly slice apples. Add to cabbage and cook for 5 minutes. Pluck thyme leaves from stems and add to cabbage.
Remove duck from pan, slice and serve with cabbage.