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Pei Pah Duck

 Pei Pah Duck
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
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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

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Pei Pah Duck (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • carving. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 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.