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 1392 reviews

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

Paul - Jul 01, 2019

What is wrong with the people leaving negative reviews below! This meal was amazing, so much so I'm planning a dinner party next month for 6 people and have already ordered 3 boxes for it. Please try its gorgeous.

Joanna - Jun 28, 2019

Used in a flatbread as well as a salad and was nice in both

Karen - Jun 13, 2019

Wasn’t in my box so didn’t get the chance to cook it

James - Jun 12, 2019

Just not enough duck compared to salad. Also, no dressing on the salad meant it's basically just eating a massive pile of lettuce. For the expense of duck it's just not up to scratch.

Julie - Jun 12, 2019

Too spicy for me

Gareth - Jun 02, 2019

Poor meal if you like carbs. Skin did not crisp either

Melanie - May 31, 2019

Delicious! I really love fruity salads, however there was way too much salad and pomegranate for just 2 people. I would suggest using half the amount.

Sam - May 30, 2019

Super simple. Super tasty.

Lyndsey - May 30, 2019

Going to try it with noodles next time. Wasnt filling enough

Melanie - May 29, 2019


Dion - May 28, 2019

Very nice

Lisa - May 21, 2019


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.


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