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 1620 reviews

Lilian - Sep 14, 2019


MATTHEW - Sep 13, 2019

Delicious duck and wonderful flavour, will replace pomegranate seeds next time with apricots I think

Jackie - Sep 12, 2019

Did not like this at all lack of flavour salad dull needs a dressing:(

Keith - Sep 08, 2019

Duck lost some of the marinade flavour in cooking, salad is a bit boring.

Diane - Sep 07, 2019

Lovely dish but think will add potatoes next time as is not as filling as most of the other dishes

Catherine - Sep 07, 2019

Tasty but just not really to our taste. The marinade also seemed to be a bit thick and sticky

Debra - Sep 07, 2019


Ruth - Sep 05, 2019

Very tasty

Kath - Sep 05, 2019

Adapted the salad to my own taste, the duck was lovely.

Julie - Sep 04, 2019

One of my favourites

Amie - Sep 02, 2019

Absolutely stunning

Sara - Aug 27, 2019

Nice but not very filling

Virginia - Aug 22, 2019

Love it.

Beverleigh - Aug 22, 2019

Not being a lover of aniseed I put only half of the 5 spice seasoning in which was perfect for me.

Andreea - Aug 22, 2019


Amy - Aug 21, 2019

Duck was lovely but salad was boring

Tina - Aug 20, 2019


Tricia - Aug 19, 2019

Nice ??

Niel - Aug 19, 2019

Ok not as tasty as it looks

Alison - Aug 17, 2019

Fabulous I really liked this recipe

Joseph - Aug 17, 2019

Partner loved this and want to have again next week ????

Paul - Aug 13, 2019

Easy. Tasty. Amazing

Greg - Aug 12, 2019

Loved it really tasty !

Anita - Aug 12, 2019

Hated it

Jonathan - Aug 12, 2019

Very tasty and easy to cook, not heavy perfect for the summer.

Brian - Aug 11, 2019

Marinated overnight. Good with nice duck meat from Waitrose. Thought might need more sauce or additional salad: this was enough.

Sara - Aug 09, 2019

Stunning meal, will definitely have this again

Julie - Aug 07, 2019

Very tasty, enjoyed it

Emma - Aug 06, 2019

One of my favourites! Will definitely order it again, so tasty and filling.

Paul - Aug 06, 2019


Lesley - Aug 03, 2019

Another new one for me. You need to like chinese five spice as it's a bit overwhelming.

Nicola - Aug 02, 2019

Not enough duck and we could have done without the pomegranate

jodie - Aug 01, 2019

Nice light dish

Rachel - Jul 31, 2019


Hannah - Jul 30, 2019

The duck marinade was too strong, not flavours for a salad. All tastes the same.

Christine - Jul 30, 2019

Wasn't keen

Lindsey - Jul 29, 2019

Didn’t like the combination of food

Janice - Jul 28, 2019

Very tasty! Duck is such a great meat and the whole recipe was great!

Nicki - Jul 27, 2019

I think I just don’t really like duck! Taste was lovely though

Paul - Jul 23, 2019

Except, a little hot for sone people maybe

Ceri - Jul 19, 2019

Lovely meal but I felt it needed more hoisin sauce, it wasn't enough to flavour the amount of lettuce in the bowl.

Lisa - Jul 19, 2019

Loved this do it again

Lisa - Jul 19, 2019

Loved this all round do again

Richard - Jul 17, 2019

Very tasty.

Gillian - Jul 12, 2019

I liked this meal but I added noodles and stir fry vegetables to it. Just based on the box, the Chinese 5 spice mix was a little too aniseedy for me

Rob - Jul 10, 2019

Amazing.......all enjoyed

Michelle - Jul 08, 2019


Nikki - Jul 04, 2019

Need a bit more hoisin sauce and I ended up putting brown rice with it to bulk it up a bit but otherwise really tasty

RITA - Jul 02, 2019

Really are authentic tasting meals!

Lee - Jul 02, 2019

Worse one I’ve had , I could’ve made this myself with just 5 spice


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