Treasured Sesame Oil Duck

Serving 8 pax
Preparation Time 15 mins
Skill Intermediate

20ml Knife 100% Pure Sesame Oil
½ Duck (cut into pieces and seasoned with salt)*
200g Yam (cut into thin strips)
60g Old ginger (sliced)
3 cloves Garlic (minced)
200g Sichuan preserved vegetables (chopped)
1 tbsp White peppercorn*
360g Cooked chestnuts
1 tbsp Sugar
600ml Water
2½ tbsps Oyster sauce
100ml Chinese wine (Hua Tiao Chiew)
1 tsp Dark soy sauce
250ml Cooking oil (for deep-frying)
Local lettuce (for garnish)
Spring onion (for garnish)
Red chilli (for garnish)

*Available at your nearest FairPrice store.

  1. Deep fry the yam sticks till crispy. Set aside.
  2. Using sesame oil, fry ginger till crispy. Set crispy ginger aside. Reserve sesame oil for frying duck.
  3. Season duck pieces with salt.
  4. Using a pressure cooker, add reserved sesame oil, then sear duck to render fat and brown. Remove and set aside.
  5. Remove excess oil. Sauté garlic, Sichuan preserved vegetables, white peppercorn, and duck.
  6. Add sugar and oyster sauce. Continue frying for 2 mins
  7. Deglaze pan with Chinese wine. Add water and bring to a boil.
  8. Cover pressure cooker and cook for approximately 25 mins (depending on your pressure cooker).
  9. Add chestnuts and bring to a boil.
  10. Add dark soy sauce. Mix well.
  11. Layer local lettuce on plate, add duck and other ingredients on top
  12. Garnish with yam fries, crispy ginger, spring onion and red chillies.
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