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    Asian Braised Duck Legs

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    chia's Note:

    I made this last night in my quest for great duck legs. Recipe courtesy of Ming Tsai.

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    1. 1
      Season legs with salt& pepper.
    2. 2
      Heat a kettle large enough to hold legs in 1 layer, add legs fat side down, cook 15-20 minutes until browned.
    3. 3
      Turn over and cook 2 minutes more, remove to a plate.
    4. 4
      In fat add black beans, garlic, and ginger.
    5. 5
      saute 2 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add onion, carrots, celery, shiitakes, cook 3 minutes more.
    7. 7
      Add shaoxing and deglaze the pan.
    8. 8
      Add tamari, sugar, thyme and duck legs back to pan, fat side up.
    9. 9
      Add water to cover.
    10. 10
      Simmer 1 1/2 hrs until duck is tender.
    11. 11
      Remove legs to a platter.
    12. 12
      Reduce cooking liquid by one half until thickened.
    13. 13
      You may add 1 tbs cornstarch mixed with water if sauce isn't thick enough.
    14. 14
      Pour over legs.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 03, 2008


      This is delicious! I had found some frozen duck leg-quarters on sale for 99¢ each in a closeout freezer at the local store and bought all they had. So I used the leg-thigh pieces instead of just legs. I couldn't find fermented black beans, so used black bean sauce. Also subbed dry sherry for the wine ( I thought I had some in the back of the cupboard, but I was wrong) This is a keeper, and I think chicken thighs or turkey thighs would be great in the sauce too! (adjust cooking times).

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    • on December 25, 2004


      Had this for Christmas Dinner with Polish folks, they raved and raved. I used ground ginger, canned oyster mushrooms and red table wine for the shaoxing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Asian Braised Duck Legs

    Serving Size: 1 (91 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 111.7
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1032.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 17.1 g
    Protein 3.3 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    duck legs

    fermented black beans

    shiitake mushrooms

    shaoxing wine

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