Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine
Episode: Casino Craziness
Total:
8 hr 10 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 1 (5-pound) duck
  • 6 cups water, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons maltose or honey
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, mixed with 3 tablespoons water, for slurry
  • 10 scallions
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

Directions

Cut off duck wings at second joint, remove excess fat and skin, rinse and dry well. Insert a chopstick through the neck opening and force along the wing bone under the skin until it protrudes slightly at the second joint. Push other end along other wing so that you end up with a duck that has its arms straight out like a crucifix. Tie a string onto the middle of the stick so you can hold the duck and hang it up. Bring 6 cups of water to boil in a wok, over medium heat. Add maltose or honey and stir to dissolve. Stir in the sherry, vinegar and cornstarch slurry.

When liquid returns to a boil, dip the duck into liquid and spoon liquid over duck. Repeat until duck is thoroughly moistened. Repeat dunking once more. Hang duck by the string in a cool airy place with a bowl underneath to catch drips. Leave for 4 to 6 hours until skin is dry and taught. Put roasting pan on lower oven rack and fill with 2 to 3 inches of water. Oil the upper rack above pan.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Remove the chopstick and string. Put duck on oiled rack in center of oven breast side up and cook for 30 minutes. Turn duck breast side down for 45 minutes, then turn breast side up for 30 minutes or until skin is dark brown. While duck is roasting, make scallion brushes. Trim roots, and cut off most of green part, leaving 3-inch pieces. Make several 1-inch lengthwise slits in each end of scallion, and put in a bowl of ice water for 20 minutes, drain and refrigerate. Mix hoisin with sesame oil and 1 tablespoon water, in a small serving bowl. Carve the duck, separate meat and skin. Place on a serving platter and surround with the scallion brushes. Serve the sauce with the duck.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Peking Duck

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Peking Duck

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Peking Duck Breast

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Peking Duck Noodle Soup

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Peking Duck Spring Rolls

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Szechuan Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Peking Duck

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Food: Fact or Fiction?

10:30am | 9:30c

Donut Showdown

11am | 10c

Donut Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Donut Showdown

12pm | 11c

Donut Showdown

12:30pm | 11:30c

Donut Showdown

1:30pm | 12:30c

Sugar Showdown

2:30pm | 1:30c

Sugar Showdown

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cake Wars

4pm | 3c

Cake Wars

5pm | 4c

Cake Wars

6pm | 5c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Sugar Showdown

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Sugar Showdown

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here