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Traditional Peking Duck Recipe

Yields5 ServingsPrep Time10 hrs 10 minsCook Time1 hr 10 minsTotal Time11 hrs 20 mins

Traditional Peking Duck Recipe

 5 lbs whole duck
 8 cups water
 1 sliced ginger
 1 scallion (cut into halves)
 3 tbsp honey
 1 tbsp white vinegar
 1 tbsp sherry
 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch (dissolved in 3 tablespoons water)
Garnish
 scallions
1

Clean duck. Wipe dry and tie a string around neck.

2

Hang duck in cool, windy place 4 hours.

3

Fill a large wok with water. Bring to boil. Add ginger, scallion, honey, vinegar, and sherry. Bring to boil. Pour in dissolved cornstarch. Stir constantly.

4

Place duck in a large strainer above the larger bowl. Scoop boiling mixture all over duck for about 10 minutes.

5

Hang duck again in cool, windy place for 6 hours until thoroughly dry.

6

Place duck breast side up on a greased rack in oven preheated to 350 degrees. Set a pan filled with 2 inches of water in the bottom of the oven.

7

(This is for drippings). Roast 30 minutes.

8

Turn duck and roast 30 minutes more. Turn breast side up again. Roast 10 minutes more.

9

Use a sharp knife to cut off the crispy skin. Serve meat and skin immediately on a prewarmed dish.

10

The duck is eaten hot with hoisin sauce rolled in Mandarin Crepes. Garnish with scallion flowerets.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 5


Amount Per Serving
Calories 1590
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 129g199%

Saturated Fat 44g221%
Cholesterol 381mg127%
Sodium 277mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%

Dietary Fiber 0g
Protein 86g172%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.