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Seriously good Asian-style duck breasts

Recipe from: 6/22/2001 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 10
Servings 4


  • 4
    duck breasts
  • sunflower and sesame oil
  • marinade
  • 4
    cloves garlic
  • 10
    minced ginger
  • 65
    soy sauce
  • 65
    dry sherry
  • 30
  • 1
    small lemon or lime, juice
  • 1
    stalk lemon grass, finely sliced, optional


Prick the skin side of each breast all over with a fork.
Mix marinade ingredients together and pour into a shallow dish.
Place chicken, skin-side-down, in the marinade.
Cover and marinate for about two hours.
Heat oils (ratio of 3/4 sunflower oil to 1/4 sesame oil, optional) until smoking.
Remove duck from marinade and place, skin-side down, in hot oil.
Cook for about a minute, turn and repeat on the other side.
Remove duck from pan, brush with leftover marinade and place on a preheated, lightly oiled baking tray. Bake in a preheated 260 ºC oven (or on the highest setting of your oven) for about 8-10 minutes.
Serve with Chinese egg noodles flavoured with very finely sliced fresh chilli and sesame seeds and a big bowl of just cooked (wilted) baby spinach.

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