How To Cook Tamarind Duck

How To Cook Tamarind Duck
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We’ve all been there before where we feel like we’ve eaten everything and can’t think of what else to possibly cook to vary things up a bit. Unlike chicken , that many of us consume regularly duck is one of those yummy dishes that is often forgotten and often saved for special events or as a treat. This is partly because duck is a bit more expensive than chicken and not many people are as familiar cooking duck as they are chicken.

We are going to show you how to cook tamarind duck. A succulent duck recipe with a tamarind surprise, filled with juicy , indulgent flavours that will leave your mouth-watering!

Please bare is mind the importance of food safety when it comes to cooking duck in order to avoid food poisoning. It’s recommended that duck is cooked right through and must be steaming hot before it’s served. When cooked the meat should reach at least 70°C and should stay at that temperature for least 2 minutes before it can be consumed. If you have a meat thermometer this is a good time to use it. If you don’t have one it is a good time to consider getting one because it is such a valuable tool for food safety when cooking meat and reducing the risk of food poisoning!

How To Cook Tamarind Duck

Tamarind Duck Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 2 People



  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Corn
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Duck Breasts


  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Corn
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind Paste
  • ½ White Onion
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • tbsp Brown Sugar
  • ½ tbsp Fish Sauce
  • tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • ½ Cup Chicken Stock
  • ½ Cup Water
  • Vegetable Oil


Duck :

  • Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  • Grind star anise and black peppercorn until it is of a powdery texture. Place this into a small bowl and add , soy sauce and garlic. Mix thoroughly before rubbing onto the duck.
  • Place duck in the oven to cook for 30 minutes. Check to make sure it is cooked right through.


  • Grind black pepper corn, cinnamon stick and stars anise together to create a powdery texture.
  • On a medium heat, roast the ground powder before adding in about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • Add onions, garlic and coriander and continue to sauté until onions are golden brown
  • Add tamarind paste with chicken stock and water and allow to simmer for about two minutes.
  • As the sauce simmers, add brown sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, and honey.
  • Let the sauce continue to simmer for another 5 minutes before adding the grilled duck to the sauce and cooking for a further 3 minutes.

Serve this dish with rice such as, coconut or jasmine or eat it with bok choy. Enjoy!

    Disclaimer: Please note this article is intended for information purposes only and not advice. The guidelines for food safety might be different for your country, so please do check. This information is based on UK food safety guidelines.

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    Please also try out our Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters recipe!