Braised Duck In Soya Sauce


Braised Duck In Soya Sauce

Braised Duck in tofu,peanuts and eggs
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6 people


For the marinade :

  • 1 1/2 kg Duck dressed, cleaned and cut into 6 to 8 pieces
  • 2 tbsp Soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp Five spice powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 small Cilantro/ water cress roughly chopped
  • 2 full Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger chopped
  • 2 inch Galangal roughly chopped
  • 2 nos Eggs boiled and quartered
  • 1 package Tofu cubed, fresh
  • Jumbo raw peanuts a handful
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • Oil for cooking


  • Wipe the duck (with the skin on) inside out with paper towels to dry.
  • Marinate the duck with soya sauce , five spice powder and salt. Leave to marinate for 11/2 hours.
  • Heat a large wok, (big enough to hold the duck) add sugar and 2 tbs spoons water. Let the sugar dissolve on low heat. The syrup becomes a clear liquid and turns light golden. .
  • Throw in galangal, chopped garlic, ginger, star anise, cloves, and cinnamon and stir to combine.
  • Slide in the marinated duck and coat with the caramel sauce evenly.
  • Fry the marinated duck over medium heat .(There is sufficient oil in the skin) .
  • Using a wooden spoon, flip the duck pieces constantly till they are evenly browned. (The darker the browning at this stage the better the colour when finished).
  • Pour 2 cups of hot water.
  • Add raw peanuts and cook it along with the duck.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 35 minutes till the duck pieces are tender.
  • Add tofu and cooked eggs and continue to simmer till the eggs and tofu are well blended in the sauce.
  • Use a big ladle to skim off excess fat from the duck. :- There may be plenty of fat floating on the sauce.
  • Season with salt and pepper and allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Arrange the duck pieces on a large serving plate.
  • :- Braised Duck In Soya Sauce is ready!! :- Garnish the Braised Duck In Soya Sauce with cilantro or water cress. :-Braised Duck In Soya Sauce... serve hot!!
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