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Peking duck and cucumber tea sandwiches


The secret of these sandwiches' success is keeping the duck warm after you've brought it home, or reheating it gently before using it. Use a very sharp, serrated knife and cut them with extra care to keep them from falling apart when you're halving them.

You'll need

½ Chinese roast duck, shredded 60 ml (¼ cup) hoisin 60 ml (¼ cup) plum sauce 16 slices soft white bread, to serve 100 gm mayonnaise mixed with 3 tsp lime juice and 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander 3 Lebanese cucumbers, thinly sliced 1 spring onion, thinly sliced

Method

  • 01
  • Combine warm duck, hoisin and plum sauces in a bowl and toss well to combine.
  • 02
  • Spread bread slices with mayonnaise mixture to taste, shake off excess marinade from duck and arrange over half the slices, top with cucumber, scatter with spring onions then sandwich with the remaining bread, remove crusts, cut in half and serve while the duck is still warm.

At A Glance

  • Serves 16 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 16 people

Drink Suggestion

Juicy young pinot noir.

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