Recipe Shed: Hoi Sin Duck Pizza

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Two of the greatest takeaway dishes in the history of British cuisine are pizza and Chinese crispy duck. So why not combine the two? This pizza makes a fantastic change from your bog-standard margherita and pepperoni pies (as good as they are) – but a bit more effort, too, First you have to confit duck legs in a slow cooker until they’re falling apart. Then make your own base (I used a bread machine, or you could make it by hand – or easier still, buy a ready-made pizza base). But after that, it’s as easy as pizza pie!

Makes 1 large pizza, enough to feed 4-6.

For the pizza base

5fl oz water
3tps olive oil
8oz strong white bread on top of water and oil
1tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar (in a separate corner)
1/2 tsp dried active yeast

For the topping

2 duck legs, cooked with a couple of tablespoons of goose fat or ghee in a slow cooker for 2-3 hours, until the meat is falling off the bone
Half jar hoi sin sauce
1 tbsp hot bean sauce (optional)
2 red chilles, deseeded, finely chopped
Golf ball-sized piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
1 red pepper, roasted, deseeded, skin peeled, then cut into strips
2 spring onions, finely sliced
Half cucumber, deseeded and sliced

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1. Make the pizza base in a bread maker, according to manufacturer’s instructions (takes approx. 2 hours, start to finish). If you don’t have a bread maker, you could try Jamie Oliver’s pizza dough recipe, though I haven’t tried it myself.

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2. Assemble the pizza. Using a spatula, first spread on the hoi sin sauce and hot bean sauce (if using). Scatter over the duck, followed by the chillies, ginger, pepper and spring onions.

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3. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Bake for 30-35 mins, until the base is crisp and the topping is piping hot.

4. To finish, scatter over slices of cucumber.

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4 Comments

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4 Responses to Recipe Shed: Hoi Sin Duck Pizza

  1. Jo

    Hoisin duck pizza is one of my absolute favouites. I craved it when I was pregnant too

  2. Nah. Too strange for me. I’ll stick to bacon and banana 😉

  3. Nitsa

    Hi Keith,

    Velly different. !!
    Just wanted to let you know I have your sauce.

    Nitsa