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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1hr total
20minsPrep
40minsCook
1hr total
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40m.Cook
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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

Directions: Chinese Roast Duck Recipe

step 1

  • STEP 1.Clean and wash a 4 lb whole duck with skin on. pat dry with a kitchen paper towel.

step 2

  • STEP 1.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 1.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 1.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 1.Apply the rub on the skin of the duck. Rub well all over the duck.

step 6

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit (162 degrees celsius).

step 7

  • STEP 1.Prepare a baking tray by spreading a sheet of tin foil over it. Arrange the baking rack on the tray.

step 8

  • STEP 1.Place the duck on the rack and place it in the oven and bake for 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours.

step 9

  • STEP 1.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 1.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 1.Add ½ tsp soy sauce, ½ tsp sesame oil. Taste for salt and adjust.

step 12

  • STEP 1.Add ¼ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp worcestershire sauce and let the sauce simmer on low heat till it thickens.

step 15

  • STEP 1.11 after 2 ½ hours turn the oven ‘broiler’ mode for the skin of the duck to become crisp.

step 16

  • STEP 2.12 check the duck often after turning to broiler mode.

step 17

  • STEP 3.13 when the skin is crispy, take the tray out of the oven.

step 18

  • STEP 4.14 spoon some of the juices from the cavity of the duck into the plum sauce in the saucepan.

step 19

  • STEP 5.Let the duck rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting.

step 20

  • STEP 6.15 carve the duck and arrange the pieces on a platter. Spoon the plum sauce over the top of the duck.
Nutrition
value
2972
calories per serving
157 g Fat350 g Protein39 g Carbs6 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    157g
  • Protein
    350g
  • Carbs
    39g
  • Fiber
    6g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    39g
  • Protein
    350g
  • Fiber
    6g

Fats

  • Fat
    157g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    606mg
  • Iron
    87mg
  • Vitamin A
    761mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    4mg
  • Vitamin B2
    2mg
  • Vitamin B3
    42mg
  • Vitamin B6
    6mg
  • Vitamin B9
    532mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    5mg
  • Vitamin E
    20mg
  • Copper
    18mcg
  • Magnesium
    516mg
  • Manganese
    2mg
  • Phosphorus
    4395mg
  • Selenium
    429mcg
  • Zinc
    54mg
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
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Recipe By Slurrp