Food Matters with Aisling Larkin

Food Matters - Duck

Food Matters - Duck
Paula O'Gorman
Paula O'Gorman

Déise Today has teamed up with Jack Molloy & Son Craft Butchers in Waterford and the well-renowned Chef, TV Cook, and Food Media Broadcaster Aisling Larkin.

In Episode 7 of Food Matters, Aisling tells us about some recipes for Duck.  Including recipes for a Duck & Soba Noodle Bowl, Duck Sweet Potato & Cherry Sauce, and Warm Duck Salad with Peach, Mint & Mozzarella

Food Matters is a bi-weekly feature on Déise Today where Aisling delves into the culinary arts of home cooking. Whether you want to spice up a regular family dish or try something different with leftover foods, Aisling will discuss it all on Food Matters.

Listen back to the full episode here and see the recipe below:



Duck & Soba Noodle Bowl

Serves 2


  • Soba Noodles
  • Greens  - wilted spinach
  • 2 Spring onion
  • 2cm ginger
  • 1 red long sweet chilli
  • 1 carrot ribbon
  • 1/2 red onion
  • Handful green beans/mange tout
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • Juice 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbsp peanut rayu
  • Fresh coriander

Garnish with sesame seeds & crispy onions


Why Duck?

It's succulent, flavorful, and tender meat with crispy skin.


Parts of the duck we eat:

  • Duck breast
  • Duck leg
  • Duck liver
  • Duck heart


How to cook a perfect duck breast pink:

About 55oC


Rule of 3 x 5

  1. 5 minutes, skin side down, + 30 seconds, flesh side down
  2. 5 minutes in the oven
  3. 5 minutes resting wrapped tightly in foil


Jack Molloy & Son Craft Butchers is located on Barrack Street in Waterford City. They have been selling meat for nearly 70 years. Building a strong trade in the region with special emphasis on quality, value and service.

Having learned the skills of the trade, that are being passed from generation to generation, they have always endeavored to bring to the customer new ideas and, with ever-changing demand, quick and easy recipes.

Always on hand to discuss individual requirements, their dedicated staff are happy to meet you and show you their latest range of products.


Jack Molloy & Son Craft Butchers, 60 Barrack Street, Waterford, X91 K022.

Office: 051 355552

Mobile (Jack): 086 2526601