A wooden board serving crispy duck with pancakes

Crispy duck with pancakes

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 2

Don't call the Chinese takeaway for crispy duck with pancakes – our recipe is so easy to make and it's healthier, too. Serve with a classic plum sauce

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal402
  • fat18g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre3g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.9g
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Ingredients

  • ½ cucumber, cut into thin matchsticks
  • small bunch spring onions, shredded
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

For the duck

  • 1 tbsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 duck breasts (about 170g each)

For the plum sauce

  • 5 plums, halved and stoned
    Plum

    Plum

    pl-um

    The juiciest fruit in the stone fruit family, plums come in many different varieties, some sweet…

  • 50ml agave syrup
    Agave syrup

    Agave syrup

    Agave syrup (also known as agave nectar) is a naturally occurring sweetener similar in…

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • ½ tsp Chinese five-spice powder

For the pancakes

  • 150g plain flour
  • rapeseed oil, for brushing
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

Method

  1. The duck
    Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix the honey and five-spice in a bowl, then brush all over the duck. Transfer to a roasting tin and roast for 25-30 mins until bronzed. Cool for 10 mins, then shred the meat and finely slice the skin.

  2. Sauce
    While the duck is cooking, put all the plum sauce ingredients in a saucepan and simmer gently over a medium heat for 15 mins or until the plums are soft and the sauce is thick. Using a stick blender, blend until smooth.

  3. Pancakes
    While the sauce is cooking, put the flour, 125ml boiling water and a pinch of salt in a bowl and mix together until it forms a dough. When cool enough to handle, knead for 5-10 mins. Divide it into 10 little balls and roll each one out as thin as you can. Brush a frying pan with the oil and cook each pancake over a medium heat for 20 secs each side or until cooked but not browned.

  4. To serve
    Spread a pancake with a little plum sauce. Top with the shredded duck, a few pieces of cucumber and spring onion.

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jofranks
4th Nov, 2017
3.8
Plum sauce - made this as per the recipe above with the only addition of some black pepper, to accompany Ken Hom’s Peking duck recipe. Absolutely lovely.
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