Noodles with plum and ginger duck

A delicious and healthy one–dish Asian meal that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook.

Noodles with plum and ginger duck


  • 400 g (14 oz) skinless duck breasts
  • 2 tablespoons salt–reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 pinch ground Sichuan peppercorns or Chinese five–spice
  • 375 g (13 oz) wok–ready Singapore or hokkien (egg) noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 spring onions (scallions), sliced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 300 g (10 oz) sugar snap peas or snow peas (mangetout)
  • 4 tablespoons plum sauce
  • ⅔ cup (150 ml) salt–reduced chicken or vegetable stock


  1. Slice the duck breasts crosswise fairly thinly.
  2. Combine the soy sauce, rice wine and Sichuan peppercorns in a bowl.
  3. Add the duck and toss gently to coat in the marinade.
  4. Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions.
  5. Drain well and set aside.
  6. Heat the oil in a wok or large non–stick frying pan over high heat.
  7. Drain the duck, reserving the marinade.
  8. Add the duck to the wok and stir–fry for 1 minute.
  9. Add the spring onion, ginger and sugar snap peas and stir–fry for 1 minute.
  10. Add the reserved marinade, plum sauce and stock, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 3–4 minutes.
  11. Add the noodles to the wok and toss gently to combine and heat through.
  12. Divide among bowls and serve immediately.

Serves 4
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes


Low Fat No Fat Asian Cooking

Click here for more cookbooks...

More Recipes

Easy Peasy Chocolate Cake

Easy Peasy Chocolate Cake

Here's a no-fuss, yet impressive, cake for a special occasion. Serve with a generous dollop of cream or a spoonful of good ice-cream.
Double Chocolate Creams

Double Chocolate Creams

A delicious treat, chocolate is a great feel-good food.

Need To Lose Weight? Start With Butter In Your Coffee

Need Help To Lose Weight? Start With Butter In Your Coffee

It may sound strange - and downright disgusting - but wellness experts are singing the praises of this buttery beverage.

Roasted vegetable and pasta bake

Roasted vegetable and pasta bake

A hearty vegetarian dish packed with flavour, this is ideal for a family meal or casual entertaining. A selection of vegetables – butternut pumpkin, asparagus and leeks – is roasted in garlicky olive oil, then tossed with chunky pasta shapes and a cheesy sauce.

Roquefort, pear and watercress salad

Roquefort, pear and watercress salad

The ingredients of this fresh and vibrant salad, with contrasting colours, textures and flavours, are perfectly complemented by the subtle walnut oil dressing. The walnut flavour is enhanced by adding lightly toasted walnut pieces to the salad.