A Simplified Peking Duck
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:03:19 AM. Recipe ID 27183. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: A simplified peking duck
Categories: New text im, Cooking rig
Yield: 6 Servings
1 lg Whole Duck; giblets removed
1 ts Freshly Ground White Pepper
1 1/2 tb Ground Cinnamon
1 1/2 tb Ground Ginger
3/4 c Brown Sugar
3/4 c Red Wine Vinegar
1 ts Sesame Oil
2 ts Peanut Oil
1/2 ts Ground Star Anise
Bring a pot of water, large enough to hold the duck, to a boil.
Remove from heat and plunge duck in the water for 5 minutes. Remove
and pat dry.
Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring
just to the boil. Off heat, allow mixture to cool to room
temperature. Liberally coat the duck with the mixture and let it sit
at room temperature for 3 hours so that the coating dries out.
To cook: Place duck on a rack, breast side up in a preheated 350
degree oven for 2- 2 1/2 hours. Roast until skin is crisp and brown.
Check occasionally and regulate temperature so that the coating does
To serve: Let duck cool to room temperature. Carefully carve pieces
from the bone being sure to include the crisp skin. Roll up in
Chinese Pancakes (recipe follows) with a dab of hoisin sauce and
slivered green onions.
2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup boiling water 2 tablespoons minced
green onion 2 tablespoons sesame oil
In a bowl combine the flour and water stirring constantly until all
the water is absorbed. Add more water if mixture seems dry, dough
should just hold together in large lumps.
Add green onions and gather and kneed dough on a lightly floured
board (or in a mixer) until smooth, about 5 minutes. Wrap in plastic
and allow to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Unwrap, knead again for 5 minutes. Form into a log about 18 inches
long and 1-inch in diameter. Cut roll into 20 pieces and roll each
piece into a ball. Dip one side of ball in the sesame oil and place
oiled side on top of another ball. Roll out the two into a circle
about 6 inches in diameter. (Rolling the two together, helps keep
them moist inside.)
Heat an ungreased saute pan over low heat. Put double pancakes into
pan and cook until dry on one side. Flip and dry out other side.
Remove pancakes, peel them apart and set aside. Cover with plastic.
At serving time, steam briefly or wrap in plastic and cook in
microwave at full power for 30-40 seconds.
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