Five spice crispy duck salad

This fresh and aromatic salad is the perfect foil for the rich duck. Quick to make and packed full of flavour, it’s the ideal recipe for a romantic dinner for two.


340g pack 2 Gressingham Duck Breasts

1 tsp Chinese five spice powder

60g bag Waitrose Watercress, Rocket & Spinach Salad

1 small mango, skinned, stoned and cut into batons

1 tbsp Waitrose Lemongrass, Ginger & Lime Dressing

110g pack Waitrose Pomegranate Seeds

2 salad onions, thinly sliced


1. Dust the duck breasts with the spice powder and cook in a griddle pan or non-stick frying pan, skin side down, for 10 minutes. Turn and cook the other side for a further 5 minutes until the duck is crisp and dark golden. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes.

2. Arrange the salad leaves on 2 plates and scatter over the mango pieces. Drizzle lightly with the dressing.

3. Slice the duck and arrange on top of the leaves. Scatter over the pomegranate and salad onions and serve warm.

Cook’s tip

The pomegranate lends a Persian feel to this recipe, so try swapping the Chinese five spice for aromatic and peppery baharat for a Middle Eastern-inspired dish.

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

Serves: 2

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2,185kJ
Fat 36.4g
Saturated Fat 10.6g
Carbohydrate 19.3g
Sugars 18.2g
Protein 30g
Salt 0.6g
Fibre 2.7g

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