Duck noodle soup

Confit of duck is shredded and stirred into an aromatic soup in Jason Athertons sweet-and-soy dish
By Jason Atherton
Duck noodle soup
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 2 confit duck legs, from a jar
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tsp chinese five spice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 100 g egg noodles
  • ½ litres chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • bunches watercress


1. Scrape off any excess fat from the duck legs with a knife to prevent the soup becoming too greasy.

2. Mix together the honey, Chinese five-spice powder and half of the soya sauce in a bowl.

3. Heat a pan over a medium hob and place the duck legs in the hot pan. Pour over the honey mixture and cook gently until sticky and glossy. Remove the legs from the pan and shred the meat.

4. Cook the noodles in a saucepan of boiling water with a pinch of salt until tender. Drain well.

5. Heat the stock in a large saucepan, add the remaining soy sauce and the oyster sauce and sesame oil and stir to combine. Add salt to taste.

6. Tip in the spring onions, noodles and duck.

7. To serve, divide among two bowls and garnish with watercress.

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