A deliciously more-ish, five-spice infused marinade rubbed into the duck breast creates the perfect harmony with the freshness of the cucumber, spring onions and chopped baby gem salad. We've tried lots of different recipes for our Hoi Sin, finally settling on one that offers a lovely sticky sweetness with a little zing to freshen it up. Perfect for a warm night. 

Cook our delicious Chinese Spiced Duck Salad in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Chinese Spiced Duck Salad. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Chinese Marinade pot, a Szechuan Five Spice pot and a Hoi Sin Sauce pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Chinese Spiced Duck Salad in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Chinese Marinade
  • Szechuan Five Spice
  • Hoi Sin Sauce

Your shopping list:

Duck Breasts
baby gem lettuce
spring onions
a cucumber
pomegranate seeds

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Marinate the duck

    Pre-heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7.

    Mix the CHINESE MARINADE and the SZECHUAN FIVE SPICE in a bowl.

    Pat each duck breast dry with a paper towel and make 5-6 diagonal slashes in the skin, going just through to the flesh. Season them and place them flesh side down in the bowl of marinade and rub the mixture into the flesh side.

  • 2.

    Pan-fry the duck

    Place the duck breasts skin side down in a cold, oven-proof frying pan, without oil. Then turn the heat on low and let them cook for 8 mins, or until the fat has melted out and the skin is golden brown.  Pour off the fat regularly into a heat-proof container.

    Next, turn the duck breasts over to cook the flesh side for 1-2 mins.

  • 3.

    Finish it in the oven 

    Put the pan into the oven (or put the duck breasts onto a baking tray) for 6-8 mins for medium-rare or 10-12 mins for medium-well, keeping them skin side up this time.

  • 4.

    Prep the salad

    Meanwhile, mix the lettuce, cucumber, spring onions and avocado (if using) together and then serve onto plates and top with the pomegranate seeds.

    When the duck is cooked to your liking, remove from the oven and leave to rest on a board for a few mins. Then slice the duck and arrange it on the salads and drizzle with HOI SIN SAUCE.


Chinese Spiced Duck Salad Reviews

BASED ON 1183 reviews

David - May 19, 2019

Great taste, but man, cooking duck is hard! ????

Louise - May 18, 2019

Very tasty

Susan - May 17, 2019

Fabulous tasty and very healthy too! Loved it

Lorraine - May 16, 2019

The flavour of the duck was lovely however the salad needed a dressing

Donna - May 15, 2019

This was really tasty. We added noodles to the dish as it wasn’t enough for dinner but super easy

Angela - May 07, 2019


Samantha - Apr 27, 2019

Nice but not a favourite

Amie - Apr 24, 2019

A little too plain for me

Ian - Apr 24, 2019

Loved it

Holly - Apr 23, 2019

Nice for a lunch, for a dinner we had some salad potatoes, we also only used a smidge of the 5 spice as it would have been WAY TOO ANISEEDY. Really nice though worth he above bits.

Fi - Apr 21, 2019

It wasn’t my favourite, but I just didn’t like an ingredient - bet most would love it

Heidi - Apr 13, 2019

Too aniseed-y, combination of the flavours not good.

Stuart - Apr 11, 2019

Very good for a healthy dinner

Blandine - Apr 09, 2019

So tasty. Love it.

Samantha - Apr 09, 2019


Jackie - Apr 07, 2019

Don’t like hot meat with salad, so served the duck with potatoes and vegetables. Was ok but not a favorite

Sharon - Apr 07, 2019

Beautiful flavours

Karl - Apr 06, 2019

Loved the marinade went sticky and crispy.

Kirsty - Apr 05, 2019


christina - Apr 01, 2019

I did not do Salad done as wraps but the duck tasted nice an could still smell the next day

Susan - Mar 31, 2019

Really lovely. Husband had it with noodles and spring onion. I had it too the recipe. Clean plates always a good sign.

Jen - Mar 29, 2019

Delicious duck salad, Pomegranate seeds are a brilliant addition

Jennifer - Mar 26, 2019

Lovely flavours

Chrissy - Mar 25, 2019

The duck is lovely! The salad a little dry, try adding soy sauce

Jessica - Mar 25, 2019

Rather overpowering flavour of aniseed, wasn't for us!

Malcolm - Mar 24, 2019


Alan - Mar 21, 2019


Noelle - Mar 19, 2019

It was good but I would use chicken or beef next time.

Elaine - Mar 14, 2019


Joanna - Mar 14, 2019

Amazing! Fresh and tasty.

Danielle - Mar 12, 2019

I love duck after this meal

Ruth - Mar 08, 2019

Fresh, light but so so tasty!

Ricky - Mar 03, 2019

Beautiful duck. Salad isn’t very exciting though and worth adding your own flourishes

Melissa - Mar 03, 2019

Absolutely delicious ????

Briony - Feb 28, 2019

Loved this. It's been one of our favourites. So tasty

Julie - Feb 26, 2019

Loved it, very tasty

Sarah - Feb 26, 2019

Lovely dish

Helen - Feb 21, 2019

Simply yummy

Hector - Feb 17, 2019

Totally overpowering 5 spice ruined the duck disappointing

Douglas - Feb 14, 2019

Okay, nothing special.

Caroline - Feb 09, 2019

So very tasty

Darren - Feb 07, 2019

Awful! I have had many meals from simply cook and I must say this one is by far the worst meal.

Plum - Feb 05, 2019

Disappointing. Bit bland. Did hot Chinese veg instead and rice. Lots more hoisin too.

Louise - Feb 05, 2019

Love this!

Emma - Feb 05, 2019


Hilary - Feb 04, 2019

The duck was delicious, but I found the salad a little plain. I served with rice and about half the amount of salad suggested as I found the proportions of the meal a bit unbalanced.

Caroline - Feb 01, 2019


Jayne - Jan 31, 2019

Really fresh and tasty ????

Laura - Jan 27, 2019


Jacqueline - Jan 26, 2019

Was ok. Expected something much tastier. Disappointed ????


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