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Golden Glazed Mandarin Delight: A Modern Twist on Peking Duck

Peking Duck

About the Dish:

Peking Duck is a famous Chinese dish that originated in Beijing. It is known for its crispy and flavorful skin and tender meat. The duck is marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, and Chinese five-spice powder, then roasted until the skin is golden and crispy. The meat is served with thin pancakes, sliced cucumber, spring onions, and hoisin sauce. Peking Duck is often enjoyed as a festive dish and is a popular choice for special occasions.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 8g
Protein 30g


Ingredient Quantity
1 whole duck 1
Soy sauce 1/4 cup
Hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons
Honey 2 tablespoons
Chinese five-spice powder 1 teaspoon
Thin pancakes 12
Cucumber, sliced 1
Spring onions, sliced 3

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Clean the duck and remove any excess fat. In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, and Chinese five-spice powder. Rub the mixture all over the duck, making sure to coat it evenly. Let the duck marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best flavor.
  • Step 2: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the marinated duck on a rack in a roasting pan. Roast the duck for 2 hours, or until the skin is golden and crispy.
  • Step 3: Remove the duck from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, warm the thin pancakes in a steamer or microwave. Slice the cucumber and spring onions.
  • Step 4: To serve, place a pancake on a plate. Spread a thin layer of hoisin sauce on the pancake. Add a few slices of duck, cucumber, and spring onions. Roll up the pancake and enjoy.

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