Stir-Fried Duck with Sugar Snap Peas and Asparagus

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This is a great recipe to do in a wok as it calls for high heat and quick cooking. You can make this with chicken or pork as well if you don’t have any duck 🙂  But I absolutely love the duck and orange combination! You can also play around with different veggies. Beansprouts, water chestnuts, spinach or baby corn.

4 x Duck Breasts

2 tsp chinese 5 spice

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsp sunflower or groundnut oil

2 large handfulls of thin asparagus, trimmed

2 large handfulls of sugar snap peas or mangetouts

4 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely sliced

1 – 3 fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely sliced

2 thumb sized pieces of fresh ginger, peeled and grated

4 oranges, zested then peeled and segmented

1 tbsp honey

A handful of fresh mint, leaves picked.

4 tbsp soy sauce

– First, score the skin of the duck with a sharp knife, then dust the breasts all over with 5 spice and a good pinch of salt. Put the duck breast skin side down in a hot pan and press down until skin goes crispy. Turn over and cook the flesh side until done to your liking.  Set aside.

– Get all your veggies and flavourings ready to go and heat a wok up to its maximum temperature. Add a couple of tbsp of your sunflower or groundnut oil and swirl it around so that it coats the wok well.

– Add your asparagus and sugar snap peas and toss around. Then add garlic, chilli and ginger. Continue stir-frying on the highest heat for a couple of minutes until the asparagus has softened a bit but still has a nice crunch.

– Remove the veg to a plate. slice up your duck breasts into little slivers and put these back into the wok with any resting juices and maybe even an extra pinch of 5 spice. Cook until nice and crispy.

– Put all your vegetables back into the wok and turn down the heat. Add the oranges, honey, half the mint and the soy sauce and serve straight away on a large plate, sprinkled with the rest of your mint.

– Serve with rice or noodles as a started or main course.

Serves 4

Recipe by Jamie Oliver


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