Asian duck salad with rice noodles

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes

Serves: 2


2 duck breasts
50g dried vermicelli rice noodles
320g pack Waitrose mixed pepper stir fry
½ x 25g pack mint, leaves torn
½ x 28g pack coriander, roughly chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed
25g fresh root ginger, grated
½-1 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 essential Waitrose lime, juice
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp essential Waitrose clear honey


1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. Score the fat on each duck breast in a criss-cross pattern; season. Heat a frying pan and dry-fry the duck breasts, skin-side down, over a low-medium heat for about 8 minutes, until the fat is crisp. Turn and cook for another 2 minutes, then transfer to a baking tray, skin-side up, and roast for 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, put the noodles in a heatproof bowl, cover with just-boiled water and set aside for 10 minutes. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a bowl. Rest the duck breasts for 5 minutes, then slice. Drain the noodles, refresh under cold running water and drain again. Toss with the vegetables, herbs and dressing, divide between plates and top with the sliced duck.