Oriental duck salad

Oriental duck salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Pep up your salad recipes with this luxury combination of rocket and Chinese dressing

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
558
protein
34g
carbs
25g
fat
37g
saturates
10g
fibre
3g
sugar
25g
salt
3.12g

Ingredients

  • 2 duck breasts, skin on
  • 100g bag rocket & watercress salad
  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • bunch spring onion, sliced diagonally

For the dressing

  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tsp fresh grated root ginger
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp honey

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Score the skin of the duck breasts and season. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a high heat, add the duck, skin-side down, and cook for 4 mins or until the skin is crisp. Turn over and quickly brown the underside, then transfer to a baking tray.
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients together and spoon all but 2 tbsp of it over the duck. Roast the duck for 10 mins for pink, longer if you prefer. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 4 mins, then slice into strips. 3 Toss together the salad, tomatoes, spring onions and duck slices. Drizzle over the remaining dressing and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2007

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gnixon's picture

This was absolutely delicious. We kept to the recipe this time (which was fantastic) but really want to try some of the variations below. The dressing will also make a fantastic glaze for a slow cooked joint of beef which I think i'll give a try.

grannytracey's picture
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this is a lovely recipe, just made it for lunch ! next time i would add a touch of finely chopped red chilli. i also mixed in some fresh coriander leaves with the leaves and tomatoes ... very tasty indeed.

maryhall's picture
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Fantastic dressing and cooks duck perfectly!

fayereed's picture
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This was lovely. Made it for lunch.

cameron99's picture
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Made it as a starter (with Chinese-style Braised Beef as main) and went down really well with guests. Full of flavour and something a bit different. Used some thread noodles with watercress (dropped the rocket), just to give a bit more variation in colours/textures. Would definitely make again.

yumminesss's picture
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Great dish, however my partner is put off by eating too much of anything green. Next time I shall use all of the same ingredients, but swap half of the rocket and watercress for noodles, hot or cold.

yumminesss's picture
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Great dish, however my partner is put off by eating to much of anything green. Next time I shall use all of the same ingredients, but swap half of the rocket and watercress for noodles, hot or cold.

wilko30's picture

I used duck legs instead of breast for a cheaper mid week alternative ;) I rubbed the duck legs with some chinese 5 spice then roasted for about 1 hour before pouring half the marinade over. Leave to cool then shred the meat. If its well roasted the meat should come off the bone easily.
It was lovely and flavoursome - would make a good starter for a dinner party.

marieke's picture
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Fantastic!!!!

jeanh-b's picture

made this with plum sauce instead of the honey yummy everyone loved it will be doing it again

stefb84's picture
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Really tasty and easy to make, and healthy!

annefranklin's picture

Really lovely dish, have cooked this twice now.

beckym's picture

it was a real yummy and light starter - will do it again

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