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Duck Udon Soup

By katelunch (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
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    • Plus overnight marinating time
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  • Serves 2
Slices of duck, shiitake mushrooms, carrot, onion and udon noodles in a dashi broth with coriander and chilli
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Ingredients

For the duck sauce

  • ½ tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp hoi sin sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 x 175g/6 oz duck fillets, skin on

For the noodle soup base

  • 1 litre/35fl oz chicken stock

2 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in 200ml hot water for 20 minutes

  • 100g/4oz Chinese leaf, shredded
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 200g/8oz flat udon noodles, cooked
  • 3 spring onions, sliced on the diagonal
  • 40g/2oz bean sprouts
  • 1 large handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Place all of the marinade ingredients into a shallow bowl and mix well to coat the duck. Marinate for as long as you can - preferably overnight, but anything more than 20 minutes will do.
  • STEP 2
    Heat a dry frying pan until just warm. Place the duck skin-side down and cook for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.
  • STEP 3
    Turn up the heat, turn over the duck and cook for a further minute until crisp.
  • STEP 4
    Transfer to the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • STEP 5
    Remove from the oven and rest for five minutes, before slicing.
  • STEP 6
    For the noodle soup, pour the chicken stock into a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the shiitake mushrooms and their soaking liquid, and the Chinese leaf.
  • STEP 7
    Add the light soy sauce, rice wine, rice vinegar and udon noodles to the pan. Bring to the boil.
  • STEP 8
    Scatter over the chopped spring onions, bean sprouts and coriander. Season to taste.
  • STEP 9
    To serve, ladle some of the noodle soup into a bowl, place the duck breast on top and serve straightaway.
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