This was a spur of the moment clean out the fridge lunch. Like everyone, I guess, I spent too much over Christmas and in the sales so I am trying to tighten my belt a bit in January and use what I already have in the fridge, freezer and cupboards. Having said that my well stocked kitchen is a treasure trove of ideas! This was a very tasty salad.
Cold Sesame Soba Noodles with Duck
1 duck breast steak
1/2 tsp five spice powder
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp oil
handful mangetout or sugar snap peas
1 carrot, halved and cut into matchsticks
2 tsp rice vinegar
5 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Put the duck steak into a bag or bowl and sprinkle over the five spice powder and the soy sauce. Leave to marinate for 10-15 mins.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the duck breast. Cook for 2 mins on each side until browned.
Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the noodles according to packet instructions. Adding the mangetout for the last 2 mins of cooking time. Drain, run under the cold tap and drain again well.
In a bowl or your lunch box mix vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Add the noodles, carrots and mangetout to the bowl and toss well to combine. Add the sesame seeds and toss again.
Slice the duck and place on top and serve.