How to make it

  • Prep time shown does not include marinating time.
  • Put the duck legs, soy sauce, 5-spice powder, star anise, cinnamon stick, and olive oil in a resealable (ziplock) bag, and mix well together. massage the marinade into the duck legs then put in the fridge and let marinate for at least 2 hours, or up to 2 days if possible.
  • Preheat the oven to Gas 3/160C/325F
  • Take a casserole dish which will fit the four duck legs snugly.
  • Halve and de-stone the plums and put them in the base of the casserole.
  • Mix in the chilli(es)
  • Sprinkle with the sugar.
  • Pour over the marinade from the bag.
  • Place the duck legs on top.
  • Put the casserole in the oven for 2 - 2 1/2 hours until the meat falls away from the bone.
  • Remove the star anise and cinnamon, and test for seasoning.
  • Add more soy if necessary.
  • Serve with pancakes, rice or noodles.
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    " It was excellent "
    gullion ate it and said...
    Another brilliant recipe and your illustrations are excellent. Five forks once again.
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    " It was excellent "
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    " It was excellent "
    goblue434 ate it and said...
    Nice Recipe Susan, Sound Really Delicious. Fresh Duck Legs Aren't Readily Available Here In My Part Of Alabama. We May Have To Take A Short Drive Over To Atlanta.
    Thnx For Sharing,
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  • sitbynellie 9 years ago
    I think that might be a good idea!
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    " It was excellent "
    merlin ate it and said...
    Brava. I wonder if you could just use a whole duck and marinate it overnight?
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