Peking Duck

Peking Duck is a famous dish that will fill your home with a heavenly aroma and delight your dinner guests.


For the duck, you will need:
  • 1 whole duck, dressed (4 lbs)
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves, ground
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 orange, sliced

For the sauce, you will need:
  • 6 green onions (4 chopped)
  • ¼ cup chutney, finely chopped
  • ½ cup plum jam
  • 1 ½ tsp white sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp white vinegar

Duck Preparation

  1. Rinse duck both inside and outside, cutting off tail and discarding.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and white pepper, separating one teaspoon of mixture to put inside the duck.

  3. For the remaining spice mix, stir one tablespoon soy sauce into bowl and rub over the outside of the duck, making sure to evenly spread it.

  4. Place 2 green onions, cut in half, inside the duck, cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
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  6. Steam duck in a large pot for up to an hour, adding water if need be.

  7. Remove duck from pan and drain juices, removing green onion.

  8. Place the duck in a roasting pan, breast side up, in an oven preheated to 375, making sure to prick duck's skin with a fork in several places.

  9. Roast the duck for 30 minutes, and while it is in the oven, mix together honey and remaining soy sauce.

  10. After 30 minutes, brush that mixture on the duck and place it back in the oven.

  11. Turn the oven up to 450, roasting for 5 to 10 minutes, until the skin is browned, but take care to not let the skin char.

Duck Sauce Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, combine plum jam, sugar, vinegar, chopped onions and chutney. Mix well.

  2. Place duck on a large platter, garnishing with orange slices and serve with dipping sauce.
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