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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!