Pei Pah Duck Recipe
Fans of duck will fall for this Asian-inspired recipe. Basting with a honey and soy sauce mixture results in moist, tender slices.—Jennifer Yanfen Sadjadi, High Point, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing YIELD:6 servings
- 1 domestic duck (5 to 6 pounds)
- 1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 4 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1. Prick skin of duck well with a fork. Combine the five-spice powder, garlic, salt, sugar, ginger, pepper and cloves; rub over the outside and inside of duck. Combine the green onions, gingerroot, garlic cloves and hoisin; place inside the cavity.
- 2. Combine the honey, soy sauce and vinegar. Bake at 350° for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°, basting occasionally with honey mixture. Cover loosely with foil if duck browns too quickly. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 6 servings.
8 ounces cooked duck equals 592 calories, 44 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 1,537 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.
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