Ingredients

How to make it

  • Combine marinade ingredients and pour over duck.
  • Marinate 1 hour.
  • Fill a wok with water and bring to a simmer.
  • Place a rack above simmering water and place duck on rack.
  • Cover and steam 2-1/2 hours. OR STEAM DUCK BREASTS FOR ONE HOUR!
  • (If you don't have a wok, use a large pot or skillet that can accommodate a rack and can be covered.)
  • Remove duck and let cool, then debone:
  • Cut off head, neck and feet and set aside for another use (such as soup).
  • Place duck, breast-side down, on a cutting board.
  • Make a cut along the backbone.
  • Push the meat aside and lift the backbone and rib cage out.
  • Wiggle the thigh and wing bones out.
  • IF YOU'RE USING BREASTS, DON'T CUT THEM AND FOLLOW THE NEXT DIRECTIONS TO PRESS THE MEAT.
  • Place duck on a large cutting board, breast-side down.
  • Take a second board and cover duck completely.
  • Gently press down until meat is uniformly compressed, about 3/4 inches thick.
  • Prepare wok again for steaming.
  • Sprinkle duck generously on both sides with cornstarch.
  • Gently return duck to steamer rack.
  • Cover and steam 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pot or wok for deep-frying.
  • Cut duck into quarters. IF YOU'RE USING THE BREASTS, YOU CAN FRY THE WHOLE BREAST
  • Deep-fry until golden brown.
  • Remove from oil; let drain. Cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces.
  • To prepare sauce:
  • Bring ingredients to a simmer and stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Stir in cornstarch mixture to thicken.
  • Brush sauce over duck pieces.
  • Sprinkle with nuts.
  • Serves six to eight.
  • Dim Sum Duck- Just cut the cooked duck into small cubes. Serve it on leaves of fresh lettuce with a little sauce on the side.
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    " It was excellent "
    nightkitchen ate it and said...
    YES! This gives the techniques that make Mandarin duck what it is. Thanks for this great post.
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  • maggiehc 6 years ago
    Yum, I was just thinking that I haven't had duck in awhile. Thanks for the recipe, it sounds great!
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  • turtle66 6 years ago
    Very nice indeed...
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  • kukla 6 years ago
    Wow, does this ever look good!! My daughter is on a 'Duck" kick right now, and I know she will love this one! Thanks for sharing, AnnieAmie :)
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  • ahmed1 6 years ago
    I am a big fan of Duck...The pictures are great! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    wonderful recipe! thanks for post joymarie
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