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Roast Duck
This is an absolutely delicious meal; it is a lot of work but absolutely worth it for the end result.
For Roast Duck:
  • 1 whole duck
  • 1/2 gallon of water
  • 1 package of duck seasoning (You can buy from oriental store)
  • 3 bunches of green onion, cut 2 inches long
  • Half bunches cilantro, cut 2 inches long
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon five (5) spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Toothpick or bamboo skewer
  • Honey
  • Wash the duck then drain well. Remove the giblets and cut off excess skin and fat.
  • Bring the 1/2 gal of water to boil. Place the duck on a rack over the sink then carefully, pour hot water inside and outside the duck, the duck skin should start shrinking.
  • Pat the duck dry with kitchen towel and season inside and outside with duck seasoning.
  • Insert can or bottle in the bottom of the duck for the duck to stand on the rack. Air dry for at least 3-8 hours.
  • Preheat oven at 375 F.
Heat the vegetable oil; add green onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, sugar and five spice powder; stir fry for a minute. Put the mixture inside of the duck. Use toothpick or bamboo skewer to close the bottom of duck.
Place the duck on the rack set on a roasting pan or tray and roast in the middle of preheated oven for 30 minutes, breast side down. Flip the duck breast side up and roast for another 30 minutes. Remove the duck from oven, brush honey all over the duck. Put back in the oven and bake 10 minutes, until well done.
If you want to eat the duck with rice, please follow the direction underneath. For the sauce:
Pan dripping
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup oyster sauce
  • ½ cup dark sweet soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
Remove toothpick or bamboo skewer from the roast duck then pour the water inside the duck into the measuring cup. Drain off the dripping from the roasting pan and pour into the measuring cup, let stand 2 minutes. Skim the fat off the top.

In a small sauce pan add remaining sauce and remaining ingredients to boil over low heat until a little bit thick.
For the dipping sauce: (Optional)
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark sweet soy sauce
  • a little bit of salt Fresh Jalapenos or pickled jalapenos
Mix all ingredients together.

To serve; sliced the duck on over the rice and top with the sauce. Serve with sliced cucumber, scallion and dipping sauce.