The Hawaiian kitchen is influenced by the Asian, American and European cuisine, with much flavour and fresh ingredients. These duck tacos boast those influences that come together in a delicious dish. Cooking duck leg sous vide creates essentially a confit duck, while using less fat. The meat is cooked in the bag with its own fat without adding extra fat that the confit method requires. The result is a fall-of-the-bone juicy texture, bursting with flavour. Combine the rich meat flavours with a fruity salsa and you’re in for a treat.

Sous Vide Duck Tacos


  • 4 Duck legs
  • 1 tbsp 5 Spice mix

    For serving:

    • 8 Soft corn tacos
    • Sour cream
    • Lettuce


    • 1 ½ cup Mango
    • 2 tbsp Red onion
    • 2 Pepperito peppers
    • 3 tbsp Coriander
    • 3 tbsp Lime juice

    Sous Vide
    Time & Temperature

  • 24 hours
  • 68°C
  • Directions:

    1. Prepare the sous vide bath and set the temperature to 68°C.
    2. Trim excess fat off the duck legs, rub each leg with 5 spice mix.
    3. Place the legs in a vacuum bag, and vacuum seal.
    4. Place the bag in the 68°C water bath and cook for 24 hours.
    5. Before serving, prep the salsa. Peel and finely dice the mango. Finely chop the red onion, pepperito peppers and coriander. Juice the lime and mix all ingredients together.
    6. When the meat is done, take the bag out of the water bath.
    7. Debone the meat and gently shred it into a bowl.
    8. Warm up the tacos according to instructions.
    9. Serve the duck tacos with lettuce, the salsa and sour cream.

    Cooking tips: Pepperito peppers are sweet and juicy and can be replaced with half a red pepper. Mango can be replaced with pineapple or peach. The 5 Spice Mix used in this recipe contained salt. If using a mix without salt, add to taste separately.


    The Duck Father

    The Duck Father focuses on quality over quantity to supply the best duck meat. The ducks are free range, grain-fed and free from anti-biotics and growth hormones. This means you can enjoy the healthiest duck meat. Available from selected butchers and retail stores. Visit the website for all information.