Cheat's duck, hoisin and cucumber lettuce cups

Low-carb snack recipe for 4 - 8 people, takes only 5 mins; recipe has duck breast, five spice powder, vegetable oil, hoisin sauce, spring onions, cucumber, gem lettuce and sesame seed.

Cheat's duck, hoisin and cucumber lettuce cups

Cheat's duck, hoisin and cucumber lettuce cups

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Low-carb snack

4 - 8

Prep time

20 mins


  • Vegetable Oil: 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Cucumber: 1/2 cucumber, ends trimmed, cut in half widthways, spiralized into thin noodles and squeezed dry to remove excess water
  • Spring Onions: 4 spring onions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
  • Hoisin Sauce: 50ml hoisin sauce
  • Sesame Seed: 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Duck Breast: 2 duck breasts (about 340g), skin and fat removed then each breast cut into 6 thin strips
  • Five Spice Powder: 1/2 tsp five spice powder
  • Gem Lettuce: 3 baby gem lettuces, leaves separated


  1. On the chopping board you used to slice the duck, toss the duck strips in the five spice and a generous pinch of flaky sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat a wok or non-stick, large, high-sided frying pan over a high heat. Once really hot add the oil along with the seasoned strips of duck breast and stir-fry for 2 mins. Reduce the heat slightly and spoon in the hoisin sauce, toss everything together and stir-fry for another min until the duck is just cooked then remove from the heat.
  3. Divide the spring onions, spiralized cucumber and hoisin duck between the lettuce leaves then top with a sprinkling of sesame seeds to serve.