24 July 2009

Recipe - Sweet Oriental Duck

Recipe - Sweet Oriental Duck

Cooking your own Chinese style food is amazingly easy and tastes a load better than buying something from the supermarket.  There are some truly simple & quick meals that you can make.


4 duck breasts (about 450g)

2tsp Steenbergs Chinese 5 spice

4tbsp clear honey

Chinese egg noodles

1 red onion, thinly sliced

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

350g mange tout, cut in half

4 spring onions, sliced lengthways

2tbsp sunflower oil

2tsp sesame oil

Preheat oven to 180oC.

While the oven is warming up, place the duck breasts on a roasting tray.  Rub ½ tsp Chinese 5 spice into each duck breast and then pour over 1tbsp of the clear runny honey.  Leave the marinade for about half an hour.

Put the duck in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.  In the last 5 minutes while the duck is cooking, boil the egg noodles until cooked.

Heat a wok or heavy frying pan over a high heat.  Add 2tbsp sunflower oil and 2 tsp sesame oil and heat until hot but not smoking.  Add the onions and garlic and stir-fry until soft.  Add the mange tout and stir fry for about 2 minutes.

Take the duck from the oven and thinly slice.  Put some egg noodles onto each plate and then neatly layer some of the sliced roasted duck breast on top.  Place some of the stir-fried vegetables around the duck breast.

Eat immediately.