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 378 reviews

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!

Maxine - Apr 24, 2018

Very nice

Nathan - Apr 22, 2018

Very tasty best salad ever AAA+++

Jenny - Apr 21, 2018

Flavour was nice on duck but pomegranate seeds really distracted from flavour

Dolley - Apr 20, 2018

Actually did have duck so used chicken thighs instead. Taste was perfect. Would get it again

Dragos - Apr 17, 2018


Sarah - Apr 12, 2018

Quite fiddly but beautifully tasty. Lovely flavour combinations, fresh, crispy and sweet.

james - Apr 05, 2018

If having for a main meal will need something extra. I did wedges but really good flavour

Paula - Apr 05, 2018


Rebecca - Apr 03, 2018

Needed some rice to bulk it up

Stephen - Mar 31, 2018

Another great dish. The gem lettuce was slightly bitter, so I might try romain next time!

Dawn - Mar 27, 2018

Very tasty and moist. Didn’t take as long as I normally would cook duck

Gillian - Mar 20, 2018

We didn’t use duck we used chicken and loved it

Wendy - Mar 19, 2018

The sauce that covered the salmon and veg was very tasty!

Mandy - Mar 12, 2018

Deliciously different

Ian - Mar 10, 2018

Really liked this

Lucia - Mar 09, 2018

Flavours on skin which I don’t like to eat and was still hungry after meal

John - Mar 08, 2018


Jonathan - Mar 01, 2018

A bit too much 5-spice.

Rebecca - Feb 24, 2018

Delicious - I'll be ordering this one again

Lesley - Feb 20, 2018

Delicious will definately order again

Rebecca - Feb 16, 2018

Amazing flavours! Wow just wow!

Sean - Feb 06, 2018


Lesley - Feb 05, 2018

Would have liked more to drizzle over the salad

Melanie - Feb 05, 2018

Delicious, great flavours

Lisa - Feb 03, 2018

Good flavours just needed a little more dressing or ‘wet’ for the salad portion

Valerie - Feb 02, 2018

Subbed in chicken as didn’t find duck, worked well but we also changed the cooking process as chicken has much less fat than duck.

Juliet - Feb 01, 2018

Loved it! Very easy and very tasty.

Kirsty - Jan 28, 2018

Loved the duck- tasted amazing! We were in the mood for something more filling so I made egg fried rice to go with it.

Carla - Jan 21, 2018

I don’t eat duck so I won’t cook this

Beth - Jan 17, 2018

The duck is delicious. Definitely need either a lot of salad or some bread on the side as a filler though.

Lianne - Jan 15, 2018

After reading the reviews I decided to switch this up a bit and changed the accompaniments I used the apricot quinoa from the cajun chicken dish and it was perfect

Lianne - Jan 15, 2018

After reading the reviews I decided to switch this up a bit and changed the accompaniments I used the apricot quinoa from the cajun chicken dish and it was perfect

Lianne - Jan 15, 2018

After reading the reviews I decided to switch this up a bit and changed the accompaniments I used the apricot quinoa from the cajun chicken dish and it was perfect


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