Asian

Twice Cooked Duck with a Honey Glaze

Twice Cooked Duck with a Honey Glaze

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I decided to do this as a change for Sunday lunch. I have to say it was amazingly tasty and due to being cooked slowly in the liquid, the duck picks up all the flavour.

Serve with steamed rice and steamed pak choi and drizzle with the reduced liquid.

Serves 6

The Duck
6 Duck Legs
6 Garlic Cloves, crushed
5cm Ginger, sliced
1 1/2 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
100ml Dark Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 tbsp Golden Caster Sugar
50 ml Shaoshing Rice Wine

The Glaze
1 tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder

The day before you plan to eat, place all of the ingredients for the duck into pan and just cover with water. Bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer for 1 1/2 – 2 hours until really tender. These duck legs are ideal to cook in a slow cooker, for this method, four hours would be ideal.

Once it is done, remove the duck legs from the liquid. Cool, then chill in the fridge uncovered.

Chill the liquid in the fridge too.

The following day, remove all the fat from the liquid.

Pour 400ml of the liquid into a pan and simmer rapidly to reduce by 1/3 with a rich intense flavour. You could add some finely sliced red chilli to the liquid.

You can keep and freeze the remainder of the liquid for poaching meat or chicken.

When ready to cook, heat the oven to 200c for a fan oven.

In order to make the glaze, add the honey, five spice and 1 tbsp of the reduced stock. Place the legs on a baking tray, skin side up. Brush the glaze all over the duck legs and roast in the oven for 25 mins.

Serve in a nice bowl with the rice and pak choi.

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One for my clean eating friends! Preparation is the key to clean eating……this way you won’t fall prey to last minute shortcuts….like a takeaway or sandwich!!
You can see in my picture here, I actually whipped this one up in the morning and re-heated it for dinner. My kids loved it too!!

Asian Chicken and Broccoli

Serves 1

1 Chicken Breast
6-7 Broccoli Florets
1 Pack of Fine Asparagus
1 Finely Chopped Garlic Clove
1 Thumb Size Piece Ginger Chopped Finely
1 Red Chilli cut into very fine rings (you can remove the seeds if you want!)
Dash of Sesame Oil
1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
Tsp Sesame Seeds
A Few Mushrooms sliced
Coconut oil

Add the oil to a frying pan or wok and add the chicken, cook until just turning brown.

Throw in the veggies, garlic, chilli and ginger and sesame seeds.

Continue cooking for a few mins. I sometimes add a dash of water whilst frying.

Take off the heat and add the soy sauce and sesame oil.

Serve with some brown rice if you want a wee carb element.