Chinese Roast Duck

Chinese Roast Duck Recipe

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About Chinese Roast Duck Recipe:

Slow baked duck, seasoned with a dry rub and herbs, that is juicy and tender served with a sweet tangy plum sauce

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  • 1 Hr
  • 21 Ingredients
Ingredients
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Ingredients for Chinese Roast Duck Recipe

  • As required Ingredients for dry rub
  • 4 pound Duck whole with skin
  • 1-5 teaspoon Five spice powder depending on the level of spice desired
  • 1.50 tablespoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 3 tablespoon Peanut oil
  • As required Ingredients for duck cavity
  • 1 inch Ginger, 2 pieces
  • 2 Scallion stalks whole
  • 3 piece Star anise
  • As required Ingredients for plum sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger and garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 3 tablespoon Apricot Jam
  • 3 tablespoon Black chinese vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
Nutrition
  • 157g Fat(28.20%)
  • 350g Protein(62.72%)
  • 39g Carbs(7.02%)
  • 6g Fiber(1.03%)
  • Other(1.03%)
Current Totals
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  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
MacroNutrients
  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
Fats
  • Fat
Vitamins & Minerals
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment

Directions

How to Make Chinese Roast Duck Recipe

step 1

STEP 01

Clean and wash a 4 lb whole duck with skin on. pat dry with a kitchen paper towel.

step 2

STEP 01

Boil water in a pot and hold the duck over the pot, spoon boiling water all over the skin of the duck. This helps to tighten the skin.

step 3

STEP 01

Leave it suspended to drip for 30 minutes.. In the cavity of a 4 lb whole duck with skin on, place 2 pieces of 1 inch ginger slightly pounded, 2 scallion stalks and 3 pieces star anise.

step 4

STEP 01

To prepare the dry rub for the duck, in a small bowl add 1 to 5 tsp of five spice powder depending on the level of spice desired. Add 1 ½ tbsp himalayan pink salt, 1 tsp thyme, 1 tsp italian seasoning, 3 tbsp peanut oil and mix.

step 5

STEP 01

Apply the rub on the skin of the duck. Rub well all over the duck.

step 6

STEP 01

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit (162 degrees celsius).

step 7

STEP 01

Prepare a baking tray by spreading a sheet of tin foil over it. Arrange the baking rack on the tray.

step 8

STEP 01

Place the duck on the rack and place it in the oven and bake for 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours.

step 9

STEP 01

To make the plum sauce, heat a saucepan on medium heat and add 1 tsp oil, 1 tsp chopped ginger and garlic and stir to sear.

step 10

STEP 01

Add ¼ cup water, 3 tbsp apricot jam, 3 tbsp black chinese vinegar or white vinegar. Stir and turn the heat to low and simmer.

step 11

STEP 01

Add ½ tsp soy sauce, ½ tsp sesame oil. Taste for salt and adjust.

step 12

STEP 01

Add ¼ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp worcestershire sauce and let the sauce simmer on low heat till it thickens.

STEP 13

11 after 2 ½ hours turn the oven ‘broiler’ mode for the skin of the duck to become crisp.

STEP 14

12 check the duck often after turning to broiler mode.

STEP 15

13 when the skin is crispy, take the tray out of the oven.

STEP 16

14 spoon some of the juices from the cavity of the duck into the plum sauce in the saucepan.

STEP 17

Let the duck rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting.

STEP 18

15 carve the duck and arrange the pieces on a platter. Spoon the plum sauce over the top of the duck.