Red duck curry with cherry tomatoes and pineapple

Red duck curry with cherry tomatoes and pineapple
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 15 minutes to make, 25 minutes to cook, plus soaking

It’s well worth the time making your own spicy paste for this low calorie duck curry from Singapore.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
261kcals
Fat
13.4g (2.5g saturated)
Protein
22.6g
Carbohydrates
13.9g (10.4g sugars)
Salt
1.7g
Calories
261kcals
Fat
13.4g (2.5g saturated)
Protein
22.6g
Carbohydrates
13.9g (10.4g sugars)
Salt
1.7g

Ingredients

  • 2 x 225g duck breasts with skin
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp light muscovado sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1-2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 8 fresh kaffir lime leaves (optional)
  • 12 vine-ripened cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp coconut cream
  • 200g fresh pineapple pieces
  • 15g fresh basil leaves

For the curry paste

  • 1 dried red kashmiri chilli
  • 1 medium-hot red chilli, chopped
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, core chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 small shallot, roughly chopped
  • Pinch each ground coriander, cumin, turmeric and cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika

Method

  1. For the paste, soak the dried chilli in a small bowl of water for 30 minutes. Put it with 2 tbsp of the soaking water and the remaining paste ingredients, in a mini food processor. Blend to a paste.
  2. Heat a dry, heavy-based sauté pan over a high heat. Season the duck breasts and fry for 4-5 minutes each side. Remove the skins and thinly slice.
  3. Wipe the pan, add the oil and place over a high heat. Add the paste and cook for 2 minutes. Add 100ml water, the sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, lime leaves (if using), tomatoes and 2 tbsp coconut cream. Cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the pineapple and duck, and simmer for 1 minute. Stir in the basil and remaining coconut cream, then serve with steamed rice.

delicious. tips

  1. Duck is often thought of as a fatty bird, but trimmed of visible fat and skin it contains around the same amount of calories and fat as lean roast lamb, but has more iron. It’s a good source of the mineral selenium, which is essential to the immune system. To retain moisture and flavour, cook duck with the skin on but remove it before eating.

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