Peking-Style Duck Recipe


Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Ducklings10 Pound, thawed (2 Ducklings, 4.5 To 5 Pound Each)
 Ground ginger1 Teaspoon
 Ground cinnamon1 Teaspoon
 Ground nutmeg1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground cloves1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Ground pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Soy sauce1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Canned hoisin sauce1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Flour tortillas18
 Slivered green onions1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Including Some Tops)
 Coarsely chopped coriander1 Cup (16 tbs) (Cilantro)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 10284 Calories from Fat 4586

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 509 g783.8%

Saturated Fat 132.7 g663.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 5489 mg

Sodium 13582.4 mg565.9%

Total Carbohydrates 331 g110.5%

Dietary Fiber 24.1 g96.6%

Sugars 19.9 g

Protein 1044 g2087.6%

Vitamin A 91.3% Vitamin C 258.7%

Calcium 54.7% Iron 840.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Remove giblets and reserve for other uses.
With fork, pierce duck skin well.
Trim off excess neck skin; fasten remaining skin to back with skewer.
Blend ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and pepper.
Dust about 1/2 teaspoon of the spice mixture inside each duck, then rub remaining mixture evenly over exterior of birds.
Leave body cavity open for more even cooking.
Bank about 20 glowing coals on each side of firebed and place a deep metal drip pan in center.
Arrange birds, breast-side-up, on a well-greased grill 4 to 6 inches above drip pan.
Cover barbecue, leaving dampers open to maintain a hot fire.
Add 5 or 6 briquets to each side' of fire every 1/2 hour to maintain a constant temperature.
Combine soy and 2 tablespoons of the hoisin sauce.
Cook ducks for about 2 to 2 1/4 hours or until thigh meat is soft when squeezed (protect hands with paper towels).
During last 20 minutes of cooking, brush ducks frequently with soy mixture.
Meanwhile, lightly dampen tortillas, cut in halves or quarters, stack, and wrap in foil.
Heat in a 350° oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until steamy; place in a napkin-lined basket to keep warm.
Put remaining hoisin sauce, green onion, and coriander in separate serving bowls.
To eat, spread tortilla pieces with hoisin; slice small pieces of duck skin and meat (trimming out fat) and put on tortilla.
Top with a few green onion slivers and some coriander, and fold to eat out of hand.