Chinese Roast Duck. Juicy and delicious. Better than store bought. This recipe uses traditional ingredients which really brings out the flavour of the duck. Recipe is below:
Chinese Roast Duck
1 duck (approx. 5 lbs.)
2 tablespoons crushed ginger
6 cloves crushed garlic
2 stalks green onion
1 tablespoon chu hou paste (soybean paste)
2 red bean curd
1 tablespoon honey mixed with 2 tablespoons water
Rinse duck inside and out with cold water. Boil a pot of water and pour over all the surfaces of the duck. Put duck in pan. Pat dry entire duck with paper napkin. Let duck dry at room temperature for 3 to 4 hours.
To Make Sauce
Combine crushed ginger, crushed garlic, soybean paste and red bean curd. Mix well with fork or spoon.
Put half of the sauce into opening in the duck. Also put green onion stalks in the opening. Close cavity with wood stick or string. Spread remainder of sauce over entire duck. Pan with duck is ready for oven.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Put pan with duck in oven and cook for 30 minutes. Turn oven down to 350 degrees F and cook for another 30 minutes. Baste duck with honey water solution. Turn over down to 300 degrees F and finish cooking for final 15 minutes. Let duck stand for 20 minutes before serving duck. Enjoy!
Cooking time approximately 15 minutes per pound.