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.

    Pre-heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Mix the Chinese Marinade and the Szechuan Five Spice in a bowl. Pat the skin of each duck breast dry and use a knife to make 3-4 diagonal slashes in the skin, going just through to the flesh. Season the duck breasts with salt and pepper and place them flesh side down (skin side still up) in the bowl of marinade and rub the mixture into the flesh.

  • 2.

    Now place the breasts skin side down in a cold, oven-proof frying pan, without oil, and then turn the heat on low and let them cook for 8-10 mins, or until the skin is golden brown. Pour off the fat regularly into a heat-proof container. Then turn the duck breasts over to seal the flesh side for 1-2 mins.

  • 3.

    Put the pan into the oven for 10-12 mins for medium-rare or 15 mins for medium-well. Keep them skin side up.

  • 4.

    Meanwhile, put the lettuce, cucumber, spring onions, avocado (if using) on 2 plates and top with the pomegranate seeds.

  • 5.

    When the duck is cooked to your liking, (don’t forget oven mittens) remove the pan from the oven and let it rest for a few mins. Slice the duck breasts on the diagonal and arrange on top of your salad. Drizzle with the Hoi Sin Sauce and tuck in!


Chinese Spiced Duck Salad Reviews

BASED ON 758 reviews

Sally - Nov 09, 2018

Did not like the marinade which burnt in the pan when it went in the oven

Paul - Nov 02, 2018

I used wild mallard which had very little fat and a stronger flavour but was still a goid dish. Will try again with supermarket barbarie duck

Lauren - Oct 31, 2018

Husband loved it! Wasn’t my favourite but still very good!

Trudy - Oct 29, 2018

Kids loved it

Vanessa - Oct 23, 2018

The BBC good food oriental duck salad is similar but much better

Sarah - Oct 18, 2018

Enjoyable but a little bland and dry

Geraldine - Oct 17, 2018

Really disappointing. Nothing special that couldn’t have been achieved with a dash of five spice and some soy sauce at home

Paul - Oct 09, 2018

Was really tasty. Quite tricky to cook the duck medium and still get the marinade Cooked in without burning. I used wild mallard though so was no fat render.

Maggie - Oct 06, 2018

I did it as less of a salad and had it with noodles instead mixed in with the juices from the oven dish with the cucumber & pomegranate. Very nice.

Joanne - Sep 28, 2018

Nice flavour but a bit dry

Chris - Sep 25, 2018


Janet - Sep 23, 2018

Had with stir fry vegetables gorgeous would definitely have again

Paula - Sep 15, 2018

Absolutely delicious Thank you

Tanisha - Sep 15, 2018

Amazing and delicious healthy

Judith - Sep 12, 2018

Very tasty but expensive

Martin - Sep 09, 2018

Lovely dish. Certainly needs the avocado and pomegranate seeds

Frances - Sep 07, 2018

Delicious! Added sliced radish to the salad for a bit of colour. The pomegranate seeds added a lovely sweet accent.

Lesley-Ann - Sep 03, 2018

Nice dish but needs a more substantial side dish with it

Kim - Aug 30, 2018


Pauline - Aug 25, 2018

Not my favourite but my husband love it

Kim - Aug 23, 2018

Very tasty.

Hayley - Aug 23, 2018

The duck was very nice, lovely flavour and cooked to perfection! We didn't find it very filling though, better as a light lunch. I won't be ordering this one again as I could probably recreate this myself with what I have on my spice rack and next time I will probably use chicken as duck is so expensive!

olga - Aug 19, 2018

it is very simply to cook and tasty like standart salad.

David - Aug 18, 2018

Was improved by dressing the leaves etc with sushi vinegar and a littleOil. Also poured the meat juices over the salad

Carol - Aug 18, 2018

Ok but wouldn’t want it again.

Alyson - Aug 16, 2018

A really nice dish.....added some chinese egg noodles for substance but a great choice for the low carb member of the family

Hayley - Aug 06, 2018

So easy but really taste full the flavours were amazing x

Helena - Aug 04, 2018

Used fillet of pork. It was excellent. After reading other reviews I cooked new potatoes to go with it

Helen - Aug 01, 2018

This dish was absolutely wonderful and tasty. I have never cooked duck before but will definitely do it again.

Claire - Jul 31, 2018

Blooming delicious! And me an avocado avoider usually!

Sally - Jul 30, 2018


Kathryn - Jul 27, 2018

Loved the switch up of having duck rather than the usual chicken. The flavouring on the duck was delicious. However, this really isn’t a main meal portion, I added story fry veg to mine & also some noodles to bulk out.

Tanisha - Jul 23, 2018

Soft and aroma duck and smell so nice

Emily - Jul 07, 2018

Nice duck but not really a good meal for us, still hungry after.

Caz - Jun 26, 2018

It took lots of bowls and pans so lots of washing up afterwards. It didn’t fill husband up and whilst I kept to the minutes advised for medium rare, the duck was overdone. It was OK but definitely not my favourite. The salad was a bit disapointing too. Sorry !

Helen - Jun 22, 2018

Very tasty & very filling. Loved the salad eith pomegranates.

Sally - Jun 21, 2018


Marc - Jun 19, 2018

Difficult to find pomegranate seeds but well worth it if you can; awesome dish.

Geraldine - Jun 18, 2018

I didn’t like this at all. Not a duck fan and wish I’d caught it before it shipped.

Christine - Jun 12, 2018

Great flavours, too much lettuce, cucumber etc. One baby gem lettuce is enough for 2 people.

Kerry - Jun 12, 2018

Really simple. The duck was a revelation - melt in the mouth and full of flavour. Loved it

Amirah - Jun 11, 2018

It was tasty but I over cooked the duck.

Kayleigh - Jun 07, 2018

My partner doesn’t really like duck but he loved this! We served with rice and Chinese vegetables. Delicious!

Isabel - Jun 07, 2018

Just a duck salad, hardly got any flavours with the duck

Susan - Jun 03, 2018

A little disappointed with this one. The marinade was a little tasteless.

Rebecca - Jun 02, 2018

Loved it! The pomegranate seeds were a nice touch which I wouldn’t have thought of.

Katie - May 31, 2018

Tasty but not earth shattering.

James - May 22, 2018

The duck was very nice, good amount of salad to make up for the lack of carbs but would have been nice to have a dressing or a recommendation for one

Joseph - May 17, 2018

Lovely with fine textures and flavours. Great meal and easy to prepare.

Phillip - Apr 30, 2018

very tasty!


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