Peking Duck

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Prep:

The duck should be carved at the table. First the skin is cut away in thin slices and served with a manderine pancake (see "Bergy Dim Sum" for recipe), a green onion that has been sliced to make a fan of the end. this is dipped in the hoi sin sauce and is brushed onto the pancake. the onion the skin, afew slivers of cuke are then wrapped in the pancake and eaten. This is the most important course. The duck meat can then be placed on another platter and served with Manderin pancakes or quickly stir fried with red and green sliced peppers and green onions.

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  • add   Mandarin pancakes
  • add   6 slices fresh ginger
  • add   1 (5 lb) duck
  • add   1/3 cup vodka
  • add   hoisin sauce
  • add   green onions
  • add   3 tablespoons honey
  • add   3 cups water
  • add   2 teaspoons salt
  • add   1 cucumber

Instructions

  1. Wash& dry the duck inside and out.
  2. Rub salt into the cavity.
  3. Put Duck on a large plate spoon the vodka over the duck& rub all over, turn the duck and make sure you rub the vodka all over the bird Leave it for 4 hours.
  4. Dissolve the honey in the water and rub all over the duck.
  5. Do not miss any area Truss the bird and tie a cord around it's neck and hang it in front of an electric fan Leave it to dry for at least 4 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 375f.
  7. Place the ginger inside the duck.
  8. Place duck on a rack in a pan with water in it.
  9. The duck must be well above the water.
  10. Cook for 30 minutes then turn heat down to 300F degrees and continue roasting for about 1 hour.
  11. Turn heat up to 375f and continue roasting until skin is crisp and brown all over.