Thai red duck with sticky pineapple rice

Thai red duck with sticky pineapple rice

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins plus marinating and steaming

Easy

Serves 2
Marinate duck breasts with red curry paste and lime, then serve with coconut rice, peas and beansprouts for a healthy weeknight dinner

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal500
  • fat9g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs63g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre7g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 2 duck breasts, skin removed and discarded
  • 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • zest and juice 1 lime, plus extra wedges to serve
    Lime

    Lime

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    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 140g jasmine rice
  • 125ml light coconut milk, from a can
  • 140g frozen peas
  • 50g beansprouts
    Beansprouts

    Beansprouts

    been sp-rowts

    Widely seen as a major, somehow magic, ingredient, beansprouts

  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 100g fresh pineapple, cubed
    Pineapple

    Pineapple

    pine-ap-pel

    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ¼ small pack coriander, stalks finely chopped, leaves roughly chopped

Method

  1. Sit a duck breast between 2 sheets of cling film on a chopping board. Use a rolling pin to bash the duck until it is 0.5cm thick. Repeat with the other breast, then put them both in a dish. Mix the curry paste with the lime zest and juice, and rub all over the duck. Leave to marinate at room temperature for 20 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, tip the rice into a small saucepan with some salt. Pour over the coconut milk with 150ml water. Bring to a simmer, then cover the pan, turn the heat down low and cook for 5 more mins. Stir in the peas, then cover, turn the heat off and leave for another 10 mins. Check the rice - all the liquid should be absorbed and the rice cooked through. Boil the kettle, put the beansprouts and red onion in a colander and pour over a kettleful of boiling water. Stir the beansprouts and onion into the rice with the pineapple, chilli and coriander stalks, and some more salt if it needs it, and put the lid back on to keep warm.

  3. Heat a griddle pan and cook the duck for 1-2 mins each side or until cooked to your liking. Slice the duck, stir most of the coriander leaves through the rice with a fork to fluff up, and serve alongside the duck, scattered with the remaining coriander.

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haedir
2nd Oct, 2016
Awful. Boiling water over chopped onion is never a good move. I saved it by doing my own thing
Melicity
27th Dec, 2015
This was delicious. I followed the recipient exactly except the grocer was out of bean sprouts, I substituted jullianned runner beans instead!
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