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    Almond Roasted Duck With Chinese Spices

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    2 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    2 hrs

    DVG2000's Note:

    This simple preparation has many of the complex spices of a classically prepared Chinese duck, but it takes little preparation or special skills.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. 2
      Pat the duck dry and prick all over with a fork.
    3. 3
      Insert the garlic and orange wedges into the cavity of the duck.
    4. 4
      In a small bowl, combine the almond syrup, soy sauce, and 5-spice powder.
    5. 5
      Rub or brush the almond mixture onto the duck. Sprinkle the duck with salt and pepper and place the duck on a rack, breast side down, in a roasting pan.
    6. 6
      Roast the duck, breast side down, in a preheated oven for 40 minutes, then turn the duck, breast side up, and continue to roast for 1 hour.
    7. 7
      The skin should be dark and crispy.
    8. 8
      Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
    9. 9
      Serve the duck breast and legs whole for an elegant entree, or chop up the duck into bite-sized pieces and serve with spicy chutney as an appetizer.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 13, 2008


      This was the most delicious duck ever! I've tried other recipes since then, and I don't think I could top the perfection of this yummy dish.

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    Nutritional Facts for Almond Roasted Duck With Chinese Spices

    Serving Size: 1 (345 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1870.1
    Calories from Fat 1608
    Total Fat 178.7 g
    Saturated Fat 60.0 g
    Cholesterol 345.0 mg
    Sodium 1371.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 4.6 g
    Protein 53.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    Chinese five spice powder

    almond syrup

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