How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Grind star anise, whole cloves, Szechuan pepper and cardamom seeds to a fine powder.
  • Heat the sesame oil in pan just large enough to hold the duck legs in asingle layer. Brown the legs well on both sides and remove from pan.
  • Pour off all but a tablespoon of the fat.
  • Add onion, shitake mushrooms, ginger and garlic to pan and saute until softened, then sprinkle in ground spices.
  • Cook for a few minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the honey, soy sauce, Merlot and beef broth.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover and place in the oven and braise for 1 1/2 hours until tender.
  • Serve over steamed Asian noodles.

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  • kukla 11 years ago
    Wow! The star anise must really put this one 'over-the-top' !! Wish I had found this when my daughter wanted to try duck (for her first time) because she loves star anise & Asian flavours! I will save this for the next time she's here...
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    " It was excellent "
    robertg ate it and said...
    As a lover of duck,I'll have to do this,it sounds great.Thanks for the post...
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