Thai Duck Curry Recipe

Thai roast red duck curry

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This Thai roast red duck curry is full of fresh flavours. It looks impressive on the table, but buying the curry paste ready-made makes this a really easy supper. Plus, it serves 4 for under £10



  • duck legs 2 large
  • Chinese five-spice 1 tsp
  • Thai red curry paste 2 tbsp
  • turmeric 1/2 tsp
  • coconut milk 400g tin
  • chicken stock 300ml
  • egg noodles 4 nests
  • beansprouts 50g
  • coriander a small bunch
  • red onion 1/2, finely sliced
  • lime 1, plus cheeks to serve
  • fish sauce 2 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Rub the legs with the five-spice and a little salt. Put on a baking tray and roast for 1 hour 15 minutes. Rest under foil while you make the curry sauce.

  • Step 2

    Put the curry paste in a pan with 2 tbsp of the coconut cream from the top of the can. Fry for 3-4 minutes, then add the turmeric, the rest of the milk and the chicken stock. Simmer gently for 5 minutes. Tear the duck into pieces and add to the sauce (discarding the skin and fat), keeping it on a very low heat.

  • Step 3

    Cook the noodles until just tender. Divide between 4 warm bowls. Stir the lime juice and fish sauce into the curry then spoon over the noodles. Top with red onion, coriander, bean sprouts and serve some extra lime cheeks on the side.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 497
  • Fat 25.2g
  • Saturates 16.4g
  • Carbs 40.8g
  • Fibre 3.1g
  • Protein 25.1g
  • Salt 2.3g