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Sherry Poached Duck leg with spring onion puree and sherry & hoisin poached plum sauce

Pair with: Fino

Sherry Poached Duck

Cooking time: 2 hours

Created for International Sherry Week 2015, this is a take on the crispy duck you get from a Chinese takeaway, we use fino sherry for that true Spanish and Asian fusion.



Sherry Poached Duck leg with spring onion puree and sherry & hoisin poached plum sauce

To make the asian stock combine first 17 ingredients in a pan and simmer for 3 hours.

Add the Duck legs to one litre of the stock with the palm sugar, sherry and light soy sauce and slow cook for 2 - 2 1/2 hours.

Remove the duck legs and allow to cool

To make the spring onion puree;

Sweat the sliced white onions until translucent,

Add cream and spring onions until tender (2-3 Minutes)

Blitz with hand blender then cool over iced water to retain the green colour

when cooled blend into a puree.

To make the plum puree;

Half plums then poach in sherry and hoisin sauce until soft,

cool over ice then purée

To serve;

Fry duck legs until the skin is crispy and the legs are heated

right through, to plate add plum & sherry purée to the plate in a large

circle, place duck leg on top then cover the leg in a thin line of the

spring onion purée, the more artistic the better!


Author , Brighton United Kingdom


Serving and consuming

Fino with food

It is an ideal aperitif wine and goes well with all types of tapa, especially olives, nuts and Iberian cured ham.

Also providing the perfect companion for shellfish and fish, especially those with a marked salty taste (anchovies) or even raw (sashimi).

Its low acetic acid content combines exceptionally well with dishes of marked acidity (vinaigrette salads, marinades, etc.) as well as with cold soups (gazpacho, ajo blanco, etc.).

  • Always serve chilled

    Use an ice bucket with both ice and water to serve chilled between 6º & 8º C.

  • Perfect for Tapas

    It adapts perfectly to a diverse range of salty and intense flavours.

  • Style of Glass

    In traditional wide-rimmed catavinos, or in white wine glasses.