I made up this recipe when I picked up two duck breasts on sale in my local supermarket. I wasn’t sure what I was going to cook with it but when I spotted a pak choi in the vegetable section I threw that in as well.

I ended up making this dish that I called Oriental duck with noodles and I was really pleased with it. The whole recipe only took me about ten minutes to cook after marinating the duck.

For working people, the duck can be marinated in the morning and a lovely hot, tasty meal ready in less than quarter of an hour when you return. Now that really is fast food. It would take you longer to go to McDonald’s!

Ingredients

2 skinless duck breasts or 250 – 300 g duck fillets
100g noodles
6 baby sweet corn, sliced
1 courgette (zucchini) sliced
1 small red pepper, de-seeded and sliced
8 small spring onions cut into 2
1 chicken stock cube
1 pak choi, sliced

Marinade

3 tablespoons soy sauce
Juice of 1 orange + the zest of about half of the orange
1 teaspoon whole grain French mustard
Half chilli, chopped and deseeded
Half an inch finely chopped root ginger
1 clove garlic sliced.

Method

1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together.

2. cut the duck into slices (if breasts used).

3. Place in the bowl with the marinade, cover and leave in a cool place for at least 20 minutes. (do not use a metal bowl)

4. When you are ready to serve the meal, cook the noodles.

5. Meanwhile heat a large frying pan or wok until hot, stir fry the duck (retaining the marinade) for about 5 minutes.

6. Meanwhile dissolve the stock cube in 2 oz boiling water.

7. Add all the vegetables except for the pak choi and stir fry for another 2 – 3 minutes.

8. Pour in the remaining marinade and stock; add the pak choi and then the noodles.

9. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes until noodles are hot.

(Serves 2)

There you have a delicious and tasty meal that is sure to impress and is ready in minutes.