Oriental duck salad

Oriental duck salad

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
Pep up your salad recipes with this luxury combination of rocket and Chinese dressing

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal558
  • fat37g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars25g
  • fibre3g
  • protein34g
  • salt3.12g
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  • 2 duck breasts, skin on
  • 100g bag rocket & watercress salad



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 250g punnet cherry tomato, halved
  • bunch spring onion, sliced diagonally
    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 dressing

  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tsp fresh grated root ginger
  • 2 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…

  • 3 tbsp honey



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


  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.

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4th Jun, 2020
This recipe is so delicious. We turn it into a main meal by adding baby roast new potatoes and a very special addition.....maple walnuts taken from another GF recipe, it takes this amazing dish to the next level. Other than that we stick exactly to the recipe. We get duck breasts when they are on offer at the supermarket. Give it a try, sure you won’t be disappointed.
26th Jul, 2013
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.
8th Jun, 2013
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.
30th Jul, 2012
Fantastic dressing and cooks duck perfectly!
25th Feb, 2012
This was lovely. Made it for lunch.
19th Nov, 2011
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.
21st Jul, 2009
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.
21st Jul, 2009
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.
27th Apr, 2009
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.
9th Jun, 2008


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