Asian-spiced duck breasts with ginger-chilli glaze

  • For the duck
  • 4 duck breasts, trimmed of excess fat
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Asian spice rub, recipe follows
  • Ginger-garlic-chilli glaze, recipe follows
  • 1 bunch spring onions, grilled
  • Flour tortillas, griddled or warmed through
  • For the Asian spice rub
  • 2 tbsp Spanish paprika
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp ground star anise
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
  • For the ginger-garlic-chilli glaze
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 5cm piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp hot Asian chilli paste
  • 160g honey
  • 60ml low-sodium soy sauce
For the duck:

1) Heat griddle to medium-high.

2) Score the skin-side of the duck with a knife in a lattice pattern, being sure not to cut through to the flesh. Season each breast with salt and pepper on both sides.

3) Rub the skin side of each breast with a few tbsp of the rub and place on the griddle, rub side down, and griddle until slightly charred and the skin begins to get crispy, about 4 to 5 mins.

4) Turn the breasts over, brush with some of the glaze and continue barbecue to medium-rare doneness, another 3 to 4 mins.

5) Remove the duck from the griddle and brush with more of the glaze. Let rest for 5 mins then slice 1/2cm thick on the diagonal. Place the griddled spring onions on a platter and top with the sliced duck breast. Serve with warm tortillas.

For the Asian spice rub:

1) Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

For the ginger-garlic-chilli glaze:

1) Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.

2) Add ginger and garlic and cook until soft.

3) Add the chilli paste and cook for 1 mins.

4) Whisk in the honey and soy and cook until just combined and the honey has melted. Let cool before using.

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