Crunchy Greens & Duck Noodles

This recipe took inspiration from meals I have made in the past (various Lean in 15 recipes) & was tweaked to taste/suit what ingredients I could find. It’s such a refreshing and lip-smacking, tasty dish and only takes approx. 20 mins to make, so it’s ideal for those with a busy lifestyle that still want to eat healthy and fulfilling meals. Total calories = 554 per portion.

Ingredients (for 2 people);

  • 125g pack asparagus, sliced in half
  • 100g pack of tender-stem broccoli, any bigger stalks sliced in half length-ways.
  • 2 x duck breast fillets, removing the fat (approx. 120g each) sliced into 1cm strips.
  • 300g “straight to wok” wheat noodles
  • 5 spring onions, sliced finely
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced into thin batons.
  • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 tsp garlic puree/paste or 2 garlic cloves minced

Method (Takes 15 – 20 mins to prep & cook);

  1. Cook your duck according to packet; heat your oven to 180 degrees, score the skin and season with salt then fry skin down in a hot frying pan for 5 mins until the skin is crispy. Turn over and sear the duck meat for 1 more minute in the pan then transfer to the oven for 15 mins, skin side up. The duck should still be slightly pink when served.
  2. When your duck has been in the oven for 10 minutes, heat up a wok on a medium to high heat with a drizzle of oil and chuck in your asparagus, broccoli, spring onions, garlic and Chinese 5 spice and give everything a good mix, frying for a minute. Add about 30mls of water to bring everything together and fry for a further 3-4 minutes, stirring often so nothing burns or catches the pan.
  3. Add in your noodles and half of the hoisin sauce and cook for a further minute or two until the noodles are warmed through. Now your veg should still have a lovely crunch to it but be softened slightly.
  4. Take the duck out of the oven and let rest a minute before slicing. Take the wok off the heat and mix in the cucumber battons.
  5. Serve the noodles and veg into bowls, tops with the sliced duck and drizzle the rest of the hoisin sauce over and enjoy!

This meal is a feel-good, almost fakeaway style meal and is great for a mid-week treat without all the calories!

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