Crispy duck spring rolls with barbecue sauce

Crispy duck spring rolls with barbecue sauce

A simple crispy duck spring roll recipe from chef Andy Waters with a punchy barbecue sauce.

  • Serves4
  • Cooking Time30 mins


Duck spring roll filling

  • 2 duck breasts, thinly sliced
  • 3 tsp of sesame oil
  • 250g of peppers, mixed, de-seeded and finely sliced
  • 1 carrot, finely sliced
  • 2 small red chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp of root ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp of Kikkoman soy sauce
  • 75g of mangetout, thinly sliced
  • 175g of beansprouts
  • 25g of sesame seeds
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 1 orange, zest and juice

Barbecue sauce

  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 200g of peppers, de-seeded and finely diced
  • 25g of sesame seeds
  • 25g of cayenne pepper
  • 1 small red chilli, finely chopped
  • 4 shallots, small dice
  • 20g of honey
  • 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 275ml of chicken stock

Spring rolls

  • 4 spring roll sheets
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying


Start with the barbecue sauce. Heat the olive oil in a wok and add peppers, sesame seeds, shallots, cayenne and chilli. Cover and sweat on a medium heat for 5 minutes. Next add the honey, red wine vinegar, balsamic and chicken stock and bring to the boil. Gently simmer until reduced by half and remove from heat. Transfer to a jug and keep warm.

Make the filling by cleaning and drying the wok. Place on a medium to high heat and add the duck. When the fat starts to render, remove the duck from the wok with a slotted spoon and wipe the wok clean.

Heat the sesame oil in the wok and add the peppers, carrot, chilli, grated ginger and soy sauce. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Next add the garlic, mangetout, bean sprouts, sesame seeds, citrus zest and juice and heat until the duck is cooked through. Combine well and transfer to a bowl, wipe the wok clean.

Heat the deep fryer or large pot of oil to 180C. Lightly brush the spring roll wrappers with the beaten egg. Spoon the stir-fried mixture into the centre of each one and roll up, tucking in the ends before you make the final layer.

Deep-fry the spring rolls until golden brown, remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen roll. Serve immediately with the barbecue sauce.