Cantonese Roast Duck Recipe

Preparation Time
Difficulty Moderately easy
Occasion Dinner Party
Recipe Type Dinner
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine

This is the duck with a shining reddish-brown skin seen hanging in the windows of a good Cantonese restaurant.


Ingredient Quantity Calories Fat Cholestrol
Duck 3 pound 2735.16 152.4 121.11
Five Spice Powder 2 tablespoon 0
Anise 1 few 3.3 0.14
Anise Powder 1 teaspoon 0.69 0.33
Sugar 1 teaspoon 30.96
Honey 1 teaspoon 21.28
Water 5 teaspoon 0
2791.39 152.87 121.11

Preparation Method

  1. 1 Prepare the Duck by cutting off the flights and removing the Oil sac under the tail.
  2. 2 Mix the Five Spice Powder, Salt, star Anise and Sugar together and place inside the Duck. Sew the vent up very securely.
  3. 3 Pour a kettle of Boiling Water over the Duck, then dry it.
  4. 4 BOil the 5 tsps Water with the maltose to make a thin syrup. Paint the outside of the Duck with the syrup. Hang the Duck in airy place for 4 to 6 hours. The Duck does not need sun, only wind.
  5. 5 When the Duck is dry, hang it in a hot oven (400°F, gas 6) with a drip tray underneath for 15 minutes.
  6. 6 Then reduce the oven temperature to 375°F, Gas
  7. 7 Continue cooking for another 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the bird. (Allow 15 minutes per 1 lb and 15 minutes extra.)
  8. 8 Leave the Duck to cold before serving, and carve it. This Duck can be served as one dish in a family meal; alternatively a few pieces of Duck on a bowl of hot Rice makes a light lunch or snack.