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Duck and sea scallop soba noodles

You'll need

2 (250gm each) duck breasts 270 gm soba noodles 6 green onions, thinly sliced 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted 1½ cups soba sauce (see note) 1 tbsp peanut oil 12 sea scallops To serve: furikake (see note)


  • 01
  • Place duck breasts, skin-side down, in a non-stick frying pan over low-medium heat and cook for 4 minutes or until golden and crisp. Turn and cook for another 5 minutes or until medium-rare. Remove to a plate, cover loosely with foil and stand for 5 minutes, then thinly slice.
  • 02
  • Cook soba noodles in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 4 minutes or until tender. Drain, rinse under cold running water until cool, and drain well. Place noodles, green onions, sesame oil, sesame seeds and soba sauce in a large bowl and combine well.
  • 03
  • Heat peanut oil in a small frying pan, add scallops and cook over high heat for 1 minute each side, or until golden.
  • 04
  • Divide noodle mixture among bowls, top with sliced duck breasts, then place scallops around edge, scatter with furikake and serve immediately.

Note Soba sauce is a refined soy sauce seasoned with bonito flakes. Furikake is a Japanese seasoning mix of bonito flakes and nori. Both are available from Japanese food stores.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Drink Suggestion

A perfumed but dry white such as an albariño or viognier.

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