Crispy duck and cashew noodle stir-fry

Last night I was off over to Abigail’s at 9 for a spot of Doctor Who, so I needed something that could be cooked quickly and easily. I fancied a stir-fry and was in the mood for duck and so I pottered about on the BBC Food website until I found this tasty little recipe. It was extremely easy to do (in fact it almost seems redundant actually typing it up – it was so simple!) and the end result was full of flavour with the various fruit juices working well with the soy, chilli and duck.

There were no edamame beans that I could find in Sainsbury’s so instead I opted for half a red pepper, de-seeded and thinly sliced, and I also bunged in a couple of asparagus tips that I had which needed using up. I also used dried noodles rather than fresh, as that’s what I had to hand.

Serves 1

A dash groundnut oil
1 duck breast, cut into strips
¼ of a red onion, sliced
1 fresh red chilli, de-seeded and finely sliced
2 tablespoons of chopped cashews
1 orange, zest and juice only
1 lemon, zest and juice only
1 lime, zest and juice only
A splash of soy sauce
150g of fresh egg noodles
2 tablespoons of edamame beans
Heat the oil in a wok, add the duck strips and fry over a high heat for 5-6 minutes.

Add the onion and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.

Once the onions start to soften, add the chilli, cashews, fruit juices and zests, soy and edamame beans. (or pepper and asparagus!) Stir well to combine and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. (If using fresh noodles, also add them at this point. If, like me, you’re using dried noodles, then cook in boiling water as per the instructions on the packet.)




About neilche

Hi. My name's Neil. I live in Brighton with my flatmate (also Neil) and I work as a Librarian at a local college. I like cooking, eating and socialising with friends. Which is what prompted me to start this blog. I cycle everywhere around town - it helps to work off the calories!
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