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Hot and Sour-Style Duck Soup with Purple Sprouting Broccoli

At its best between February and April, purple sprouting broccoli is delicious eaten raw with dips or added to stir-fries, soups and pasta dishes.

  • Timer Prep 20 min
    Cook 25 min
  • Chart 365.0 cal/
  • Chef hat Easy


Peel and slice the root ginger. Finely slice the red chillis. Juice the limes. Roughly chop the fresh coriander.


  1. 1 Heat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5 (170°C for fan ovens).
  2. 2 Put the duck in a roasting tin, season and roast for 25 minutes, until still a little pink in the centre, then cover with foil and set aside to cool. Move on to the next steps whilst you wait for the lamb to cook.
  3. 3 Trim the broccoli and separate the florets from the stems. Thinly slice the stems and cook them with the florets in boiling salted water for 3 minutes then drain and refresh under cold running water.
  4. 4 Cook the noodles according to packet instructions and refresh under cold running water. Set aside.
  5. 5 Heat the oil in a large pan and add the ginger and chilli. Stir-fry for 2 minutes until softened.
  6. 6 Add the stock and paste. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  7. 7 Stir in the lime juice and soy sauce. Set aside.
  8. 8 Discard the fat from the duck breasts and thinly slice the meat. Arrange in serving bowls with the broccoli, noodles.
  9. 9 Stir the coriander into the soup then pour into the bowls and serve immediately.
  • Average per serving
  • Calories 365.0kCal
  • Fat13.6g
  • Saturated3.5g
  • Salt4.3g
  • Carbohydrates
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