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Cheat's duck, hoisin and cucumber lettuce cups

Cheat's duck, hoisin and cucumber lettuce cups

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Makes 12

A quick and easy, low-fat alternative to duck pancakes. Spiralized cucumber, sesame seeds and hoisin sauce make these a simple and delicious party snack

  • Healthy
Nutrition: per serving (12)
low infat2g


  • 2 duck breasts (about 340g), skin and fat removed then each breast cut into 6 thin strips
  • ½ tsp five spice powder
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 50ml hoisin sauce
  • 4 spring onions , thinly sliced on a diagonal
  • ½ cucumber , ends trimmed, cut in half widthways, spiralized into thin noodles and squeezed dry to remove excess water
  • 3 baby gem lettuces , leaves separated
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  • STEP 1

    On the chopping board you used to slice the duck, toss the duck strips in the five spice and a generous pinch of flaky sea salt and black pepper.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a wok or non-stick, large, high-sided frying pan over a high heat. Once really hot add the oil along with the seasoned strips of duck breast and stir-fry for 2 mins. Reduce the heat slightly and spoon in the hoisin sauce, toss everything together and stir-fry for another min until the duck is just cooked then remove from the heat.

  • STEP 3

    Divide the spring onions, spiralized cucumber and hoisin duck between the lettuce leaves then top with a sprinkling of sesame seeds to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2017

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