A dark blue bowl filled with fried rice, peas and topped with slices of glazed pink duck

Hoisin duck

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Serve this sticky hoisin duck with vegetable fried rice for a speedy weeknight dinner to feed two. The secret to good fried rice is using cooked, fridge-cold rice. This gets crispy and fluffy without the worry of it overcooking, breaking down and becoming mushy

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Try this hoisin duck recipe, then check out our Peking duck, duck gyoza and crispy duck noodles, plus more duck recipes and Chinese-style recipes.

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Ingredients

  • duck breasts 2, skin-on
  • hoisin sauce 3 tbsp
  • rice vinegar 1 tbsp

FRIED RICE

  • ginger thumb-sized piece, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • garlic 3 cloves, thinly sliced
  • red chilli 1, thinly sliced
  • celery 3 sticks, thinly sliced
  • left-over cooked rice 250g
  • frozen peas 100g

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and heat a non-stick, ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat. Lightly score the skins of the duck breasts in a cross-hatched pattern and season well.
    Put the duck breasts in the hot pan, skin-side down, and sizzle for 5-6 minutes or until the skin is really crisp and most of the fat has rendered and turned crisp. While holding both duck breasts with tongs, carefully pour any fat off into a heatproof jug or bowl, then transfer the pan with the duck breasts to the oven for 3 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Whisk the hoisin with the vinegar. Remove the pan from the oven, drain off any remaining fat and pour the hoisin mixture over the duck, turning the breasts to coat. Return to the oven for 3 minutes, then remove the duck breasts to a plate, pouring over any left-over sauce from the pan. Rest for 5-10 minutes, then thinly slice.

  • Step 3

    Heat a large frying pan or wok over a medium heat and add the reserved duck fat followed by the ginger, garlic and chilli. Cook for a few minutes until really fragrant. Scoop half of the mixture out onto a small plate, then tip the celery and rice into the pan, and turn up the heat to medium-high. Cook for 10 minutes, tossing the pan every now and then until the rice is piping hot and crisp in places. Stir through the frozen peas and cook for another minute to defrost.

  • Step 4

    Divide the rice between two plates, then top with the sliced duck, some of the sauce and the reserved garlic, ginger and chilli.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 667
  • Fat 37.5g
  • Saturates 11g
  • Carbs 53.9g
  • Sugars 16.7g
  • Fibre 4.4g
  • Protein 26.2g
  • Salt 1.8g
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