Duck Thai Red Curry with Coconut Rice, Kai Lan & Lychee

Duck Thai Red Curry with Coconut Rice, Kai Lan & Lychee

  • 35 min
  • 850 calories

Fragrant, spicy, with a little hint of sweetness from the lychee and tender juicy duck breast makes this a delicous meal for the cooler evenings. With a flavoursome coconut rice and fresh herbs it makes for a winning dinner.

Number of servings


  • 2 Duck Breast 2 Duck Breast
  • 2 Tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste 2 Tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste
  • 1 Tsp Chicken Stock Concentrate 1 Tsp Chicken Stock Concentrate
  • 400 Gram Coconut Cream 400 Gram Coconut Cream
  • 1 Tsp Fish Sauce 1 Tsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 Bunch Kai Lan 1 Bunch Kai Lan
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Lemongrass 1 Tbsp Minced Lemongrass
  • 1 Small Bunch Thai Curry Herbs 1 Small Bunch Thai Curry Herbs
  • 3⁄4 Cup Jasmine Rice 34 Cup Jasmine Rice
  • 50 Gram Lychees 50 Gram Lychees

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Step-by-step instructions

First Things First

Our vegetables and fruit come as fresh as can be, so please give them a quick wash before you get started.

As well as your basic cooking tools, you will need...

Wok (optional)

Step 1

1 Prepare Ingredients

Pat duck breasts dry with paper towel and score the skin with a sharp knife diagonally 3-4 times. Pick coriander leaves and finely chop stems. Cut kai lan into bite sized pieces. Cut lychees in half.

Step 2

2 Cook Rice

Add rice and 12 cup of coconut cream to a small pot with 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer until rice is tender, approx 15 minutes.

Tip! If rice seems dry or crunchy when tested add a little more water and cook for a few more minutes.

Step 3

3 Seal Duck

Heat a frying pan over a high heat for 2 minutes, (no need for oil) place the duck breast into the pan skin side down for 3-4 minutes until skin is crisp and golden. Set duck aside on a plate for now. You finish cooking it in the curry sauce.

Tip! Be careful not to burn the skin, you want caramelisation and to render some of the fat.

Step 4

4 Make the Curry

Heat a wok or frypan on medium heat. Drizzle 1 tsp of oil into pan and add the curry paste and lemongrass. Stir for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the remaining coconut cream, stock, 14 cup of water, kaffir lime, and chopped coriander stems. Simmer for 10 minutes to reduce and develop flavour.

Tip! We suggest a neutral oil like peanut or vegetable. Be careful not to burn the curry paste, add a little of the coconut cream if it browns too fast.

Step 5

5 Finish the Curry

Dice or slice the duck breast and add to the curry. Add the lychees and kai lan and turn down to a gentle simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Tip! If you prefer pink duck we suggest dicing the breast into 6-8 pieces and cooking for just a few minutes. If you like it cooked through add on a couple of extra minutes cooking time.

Step 6

6 You Plate It

Season the curry with fish sauce to taste and add half of the coriander leaves. Fluff the coconut rice with a fork and divide between bowls. Add the curry and garnish with thai basil and the remaining coriander.

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