Tamarind & Honey Glazed Duck Legs

This roasted duck leg recipe has a delicious glaze and looks and tastes stunning.

Serves: 2
10 mins
1 hour 30 mins


  • 2 Gressingham Duck® legs
  • 2 teaspoons tamarind purée
  • 2 teaspoons light soy
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon blended sesame oil
  • 1 cucumber - skin peeled
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 150g vermicelli rice noodles
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
  2. Dry the duck skin with absorbent paper, pierce the skin and then season both sides of the duck with a little salt. Place the duck on a baking tray and place in the oven for between 1 hr 15 minutes and 1 hr 30 minutes, until tender. You can check the tenderness with a skewer or the tip of a sharp knife.
  3. While the duck is cooking prepare the glaze. Put the tamarind, honey, soy and half the sesame oil in a bowl and mix well. Baste the duck leg with the glaze approximately 30 minutes before the end of its cooking time. Repeat this a few times over the last half an hour.
  4. Cook the rice noodles as per instructions, drain and set aside.
  5. Peel the cucumber length ways with a peeler and place in a bowl, add a dash of the sesame oil and a little salt. Mix well.
  6. When you are ready to serve, quickly fry off the rice noodles with the spring onion, a little salt and pepper and any remaining sesame oil. Place the duck, cucumber, noodles, chilli and any remaining glaze onto a platter and enjoy this lovely dish to share.

Our Story

The Gressingham duck is a unique breed that first came about when the small but flavourful wild Mallard was crossed with the larger Pekin duck giving a meaty, succulent duck with more breast meat, less fat and a rich gamey flavour.