Delicious Marvel: Vietnamese Vermicelli Delight with Tender Duck

Delicious Marvel: Vietnamese Vermicelli Delight with Tender Duck

A culinary gem that embodies the essence of Vietnamese cuisine, this dish features tender, flavorful duck nestled on a bed of delicate vermicelli noodles, garnished with fresh herbs and a tangy sauce. Perfect for a hearty meal that’s both satisfying and packed with vibrant flavors.

### **Ingredients:**

  • Duck breast: 2 pieces
  • Vermicelli noodles: 200 grams
  • Fish sauce: 2 tablespoons
  • Soy sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Lime juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Brown sugar: 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic: 2 cloves, minced
  • Ginger: 1 teaspoon, grated
  • Red chili: 1, sliced
  • Spring onions: 2, finely sliced
  • Mint leaves: Handful, roughly chopped
  • Coriander: Handful, roughly chopped
  • Peanuts: 1/4 cup, roasted and crushed
  • Cucumber: 1, julienned
  • Carrot: 1, julienned
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

### **Instructions:**

  1. Marinate the duck: In a bowl, mix the fish sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Place the duck breasts in the bowl, ensuring they are well-coated with the marinade. Let them marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Cook the vermicelli noodles: According to the package instructions, typically by boiling them in water for 3-5 minutes until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the duck: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, place the duck breasts skin-side down in the pan. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, then flip and cook for another 5-7 minutes until the duck is cooked through but still tender. Remove from the skillet and let rest before slicing thinly.
  4. Assemble the dish: In a large bowl or plate, place a generous portion of vermicelli noodles as the base. Arrange the sliced duck on top. Add the julienned cucumber and carrot, and sprinkle over the spring onions, mint leaves, and coriander.
  5. Prepare the dressing: Mix 1 tablespoon of fish sauce with a pinch of brown sugar, lime juice, and a few slices of red chili in a small bowl.
  6. Drizzle the dressing: Pour the prepared dressing over the duck and noodles. Top with roasted and crushed peanuts for an added crunch.
  7. Serve: This dish can be enjoyed warm or cold, making it a versatile choice for any occasion. Enjoy your Vietnamese Vermicelli Delight with Tender Duck!

Bask in the savory notes of duck harmonizing with the light, fresh elements of herbs and vegetables, creating a true *delight* for the senses.