Roast plum duck puffs
Dumplings and puffs like this represent
nuggets of gold – perfect for celebrating Chinese New Year
Cook:1 hrs 50 mins
- More effort
Nutrition per serving
- ½ finger-length piece fresh root ginger, grated
- 3 tbsp light soy sauce
- 3 tbsp plum sauce
- 1 tbsp groundnut oil
- 3 tbsp clear honey
- 2 duck legs, skin on
- 3 spring onions, finely sliced
- 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
- a little flour, for dusting
- 1 egg, beaten
Mix the ginger with the soy and plum sauces, oil and honey in a deep dish, then add the duck legs, turning to coat. Cover and chill for at least 20 mins.
Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Lift the duck legs onto a non-stick baking tray, then roast for 1½ hrs until crisp and golden. Meanwhile, tip the remaining marinade into a small saucepan and simmer for 2 mins, then cool. When the duck is cool enough to handle, remove the skin and shred the meat. Mix with the cooled marinade and spring onions.
Unroll the pastry onto a floured surface and roll it out even thinner until you have a sheet large enough to stamp out 10 circles using a 9-10cm round cutter. Put 2 tsp of the duck filling in the middle of each circle, brush the edges of pastry with a little egg, then fold the pastry circles in half, pressing to seal so you have a half-moon shape (any remaining duck makes a great filling for wraps). Transfer the puffs to a baking sheet and brush with more egg. Can be frozen for up to 1 month. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden, or 5 mins longer from frozen.