Spiced pulled duck

Delicious in spiced pulled duck bao buns or tacos

For 2 people

  • 1 duck leg

  • 1 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • small knob of ginger, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 star anise

  • ½ teaspoon of Sichuan pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon of five spice powder

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 40ml rice wine

  • 50ml soy sauce

  • 100ml of water

  • 20g sugar

Chop the ginger and garlic.

In a dry frying pan, brown the duck leg until golden and remove.


In the same pan add the oil and add the garlic, ginger, star anise, Sichuan pepper and five spice powder until fragrant.

Add the rice wine, soy sauce, water and sugar, and let boil for 2 min. Finally add the duck and simmer with the lid on for 70-80 mins, until fall off-the-bone tender.

Take the duck legs out, remove the bones and gristle and shred the meat.

Over a bowl, sieve the cooking liquid. Check the seasoning and mix in the shredded duck.


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