1 (5 to 6 lb.) whole duck
4 tablespoons lite sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons ground Chinese five spice mix*
¼ teaspoon chile flakes
1 teaspoon salt
½ to ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Garnish: 6 to 8 orange slices
A few green leaves of lettuce
5 to 6 whole star anise
*It is easy to mix your own Five Spice combination. For approximately ½ cup simply grind together:
2 tablespoons ground star anise
2 tablespoons fennel seeds
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoons whole cloves
1 tablespoons black peppercorns
1 tablespoon Szechuan peppercorns
Store in an airtight container.
Duck Flavor Affinities:
Apples Ginger Shallots
Bay Leaf Hoisin Sauce Soy Sauce
Brown Sugar Honey Stocks
Butternut Squash Lemon Juice Star Anise
Carrots Mushrooms Sweet Potato
Cherries Olive Oil Turnip
Chestnuts Onions Vinegar
Cilantro Orange Thyme
Cloves Parsley Tomatoes
Figs Peaches Wine
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