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Peking Duck at Home

from Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield


1 Luv-a-Duck Whole Duck
2 tsp. Chinese 5 Spice
3 tbs. maple syrup
3 tbs. soy sauce
3 tbs. Shaoxing wine
¼ cup of water
1 Lebanese cucumber
½ bunch spring onions
½ cup hoisin sauce
Peking duck pancakes or soft Chinese steamed buns (these can be purchased in the freezer section of good Asian Grocers)  

Equipment required

  • Large pot
  • Chopping board
  • Chefs knife
  • Dessertspoon
  • Tongs
  • Serving plates
  • Bowls

Products used

Whole Duck

Whole Duck


  1. Place the Chinese 5 spice, syrup, soy, wine and water in a pot and bring to the bowl. Boil for 8-10 minutes or until a thick syrup forms. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
  2. Remove the duck from the packet and pat dry inside and out. Brush the duck all over with the syrup. Place the duck on a rack in a baking tray and chill in the fridge overnight uncovered.
  3. Preheat the oven to 190C. Remove the duck from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking. Place the duck in the oven and cook for 80 minutes. 
  4. Remove the duck from the oven, basting with the remaining syrup and rest for 20-30 minutes before carving.
  5. Serve in the middle of the table with the classic accompaniments such as cucumbers, spring onions, hoisin and pancakes or soft Chinese buns.

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Products used

Whole Duck

Whole Duck

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Rating: 4 / 5

followed the directions carefully, the basting mix is terrific and authentic flavor. i separated the skin from the flesh too, helps it crisp. and i did it in a webber which also helped crisp it... great recipe thanks!!!

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