There are days when I just utterly crave noodles. This just has to be one of my favourite go-to recipes for when I am having one of those days. This was based off a meal I had ages ago back in London’s China Town, it was seriously delicious and surprisingly fresh for a duck meal!
I’m obsessed at the moment with pairing really cirtusy flavours with meat. Flavour wise, Orange and Duck are an absolute match made in heaven, teamed with the salty and sweet Teriyaki Honey sauce, this is a meal to impress loved ones ( and yourself).
(for the Duck)
2 large Duck Breasts
1 Orange ( The zest and juice)
3 Garlic Cloves, grated
1 Thumb of Ginger, grated
1 Teaspoon Five Spice
2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
1 Tablespoon Cornflour
1 Tablespoon Dark Soy Sauce
( For the Noodles)
600g Egg Noodles
2 Garlic Cloves , Grated
2 Bell Peppers, ( I used Red & Orange)
3 Spring Onions ( Scallions), Roughly chopped
100g Baby Corn, Roughly Chopped
1 carrot, Spiralized ( or grated)
2 Tablespoons of Light Honey
20ml Dark Soy Sauce
Sesame Oil to cook with
Turn on your oven to 140 Degrees, and prepare your duck breasts by removing the skin ( you don’t want any fatty pieces in this meal.) Remember to liberally season with Salt and Pepper. Bake for 50 minutes, until you can pull it away easily with two forks, when it has achieved a soft texture, using a knife, chop up into pieces,place in a bowl and set aside while you make the sauce to coat it.
Duck is naturally a very fatty meat, so try and use the duck fat to cook with in this meal as this will add a meatier flavour to your cooking.
To make the sauce, turn your hob onto a low setting , using the duck oil ,add to a saucepan and add the grated garlic and ginger. Stir until fragrant and golden brown. Add the orange juice, zest, five spice, sesame oil , soy sauce and cornflour. This will thicken very quickly, so remember to keep stirring.
When you have achieved a thick paste, add to the chopped duck and toss around until evenly coated.
For the noodles, place a large wok onto your hob and turn it on to as hot as possible. Add the sliced peppers, and allow to cook for a 2 minutes until softened. Add the rest of the ingredients together and remember to keep stirring. This should only take a minute or so.
Serve immediately with dark soy sauce and some fresh green onions.