Recipe courtesy of Mateo Granados

Whole Duck Marinated in Soy Sauce-Cilantro-Ginger-Jalapeno-Garlic and Brown Sugar

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 76 hr 10 min (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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1 1/2 gallons soy sauce 

1 1/2 pounds ginger, cleaned, julienned and diced 

4 cups brown sugar 

20 medium cloves garlic, sliced 

10 slices jalapeno 

1 1/2 bunches fresh cilantro, julienned (not chopped) 

Two 7-pound ducks 


Special equipment:
Metal churrasco swords or long metal skewers
  1. Mix together the soy sauce, ginger, sugar, garlic, jalapenos and cilantro in a large container. Submerge the ducks in the marinade and marinate in the refrigerator for 72 hours.
  2. Preheat charcoal embers in a gas grill, or prepare an electric grill for indirect/low heat. Remove the ducks from the marinade and spear with metal churrasco swords or large metal skewers. Cook over embers, turning frequently, for 4 hours.