Chinese-Style Roasted Duck
 with Lychees

By Dixie Elliott

Chinese-Style Roasted Duck
 with Lychees
With crispy, marinated skin this duck dish is both delicate and delicious. Serve with fresh steamed bok choy and top with juicy lychees.

Serves 4


    • ¼ cup brown sugar
    • ¼ cup Kikkoman – Less Salt Soy Sauce
    • 1 large orange, finely grated rind and ¼ cup juice
    • ¼ cup honey  
    • ½ tsp Chinese five spice powder
    • 4 duck breast fillets
    • 2 tsp vegetable oil
    • 1½ cups chicken stock
    • 2 bunches baby bok choy, trimmed
    • 20 lychees, peeled, seeds removed


1 Combine brown sugar, soy, orange rind, orange juice, honey and five spice powder in a glass or ceramic dish. Add duck breast, turning to coat with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

2 Preheat oven to 200°C. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add duck breasts, skin side down and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden and crisp. Turn and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer to an oven tray and bake for 10 minutes for medium or until cooked to your liking. Stand for 10 minutes then slice.

3 Pour marinade into a small saucepan. Add stock and place over a medium heat. When marinade comes to the boil, turn heat down and simmer for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.

4 Bring a frying pan of water to the boil. Add bok choy and cook for 1 minute or until just wilted. Drain. Place bok choy into 4 shallow serving bowls. Top with sliced duck and lychees. Spoon broth around duck and serve.


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