Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Duck Legs with Plums and Star Anise

4 duck legs
4tbsp soy sauce
3tsp Chinese five spice
1 handful star anise
½ cinnamon stick
1tbsp olive oil
1-2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced
12 plums, halved and destoned
2tbsp demerara sugar

Rice, noodles or pancakes
1. Place the duck legs in a sandwich bag with the soy sauce, five spice, star anise, cinnamon and olive oil and leave to marinate for 2 hours, or up to 2 days.

2. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/mark 3.
3. Place the legs in a casserole dish or deep roasting pan. Place the plums, chillies and sugar at the bottom of the pan and pour the marinade over the top. Mix it all up and arrange it so that the duck legs rest on the top.

4. Place the pan in the oven and leave to cook for 2-2 ½ hours, until the meat falls away from the bone.

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