Aromatic Braised Duck

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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    Total Time
    2hrs 25mins
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This tasty duck dish is packed with aromatic flavours and spices. Add steamed rice and stir-fried pak choi for a simple but comforting meal.

recipe updated Jul 7, 2020


  • Lemongrass stalk icon
    Lemongrass stalk
    2 (24g)
  • Shallot icon
    4 (168g)
  • Ginger icon
    2 tbsp (11g)
  • Scallion icon
    4 (60g)
  • Duck breast icon
    Duck breast
    4 (1000g)
  • Chinese five spice icon
    Chinese five spice
    2 tsp (6g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Dried shiitake mushrooms icon
    Dried shiitake mushrooms
    125g (about 2½ cups)
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    600ml (600ml)
  • Goji berries icon
    Goji berries
    25g (about 3¾ tbsp)
  • Dried mushrooms icon
    Dried mushrooms
    15g (about 5⅛ tbsp)
  • Fish sauce icon
    Fish sauce
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Cornflour icon
    2 tsp (5g)
  • Water icon
    2 tsp (10ml)
  • Cilantro icon
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Add duck breast to a clean work surface
  2. Season with chinese five spice
  3. Pre-heat - high heat
  4. Transfer meat to frying pan
  5. Fry skin side down in frying pan until browned
  6. Turn
  7. Add lemongrass stalk, garlic clove, shallot, dried shiitake mushrooms, ginger and chicken stock to the frying pan
  8. Simmer in frying pan to simmer - 1 hr 30 min, low heat
  9. Remove
  10. Add goji berries, dried mushrooms and fish sauce to the frying pan
  11. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  12. Boil in frying pan until thickened while stirring occasionally
  13. Return
  14. Add cornflour and water to a clean small bowl
  15. Mix with teaspoon until thick
  16. Transfer mixture to frying pan
  17. Simmer in frying pan - 30 min, low heat
  18. Add scallion to the frying pan
  19. Garnish with cilantro
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