Smoked Duck Potstickers With Orange-Chile-Plum Sauce
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From Roy Yamaguchi.
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- 1 whole boneless duck breast
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon shallot, minced
- 1 small maui onion, minced
- 1⁄2 cup yellow onion, minced
- 1⁄2 cup choy sum, diced
- 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro, minced
- 1⁄4 cup gai choy, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup water chestnut, diced
- 1 pinch red chili pepper flakes
- 1 cup shiitake mushroom, diced
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 20 fresh mint leaves
- 1⁄4 cup fresh basil, julienned
- 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 20 spring roll wrappers (actually should be Potsticker wrappers)
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 2 tablespoons orange zest, garnishment
- 4 sprigs fresh oregano, garnishment
- 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds, garnishment
- 1⁄2 cup sake
- 4 plums, sliced
- 1 cup sweet chili sauce
- 1⁄4 cup fresh orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon shallot, minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic, minced
- Roast the duck breast over wood chips in a smoker for 10 to 15 minutes. (Place a pan of water under the duck to catch the drippings and prevent flare-ups).
- Alternatively, place over wood chips on a low fire in a covered grill for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Remove the skin and any remaining fat and dice.
- In a wok or large saute pan, heat the canola oil and stir-fry the diced duck meat, garlic, shallot, onions, choy sum, cilantro, gai choy (or kimchee or napa cabbage), water chestnuts, chile flakes, mushrooms, oyster sauce, mint and basil for 5 minutes over high heat until well-combined and cooked through.
- Drain off the liquid into a saucepan and reduce to a syrupy consistency.
- Return the reduced liquid to the duck mixture, add the chile sauce and egg yolk and mix well.
- Mix 1 tablespoon. of the cornstarch and the water together in a small bowl.
- To make the potstickers, lay out the wrappers on a work surface and place a heaping tablespoon of the filling in the center of each.
- Moisten the edges of the wrappers with the cornstarch mixture, fold in half and seal the edges.
- Sprinkle with a little cornstarch to prevent them from sticking.
- Heat the 1/4 cup canola oil in a cast-iron skillet or heavy-bottomed saute pan.
- When hot, fry the potstickers over medium-high heat for about 1-1/2 minutes per side or until browned.
- To serve, ladle the Orange-Chile-Plum Sauce onto warm serving plates.
- Place 5 potstickers on each plate in a star shape and garnish with the plum slices from the sauce, if desired, placing 1 slice between each potsticker.
- To garnish, place 1/2 tablespoon of the orange zest and a sprig of oregano in the center of each potsticker "star" and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
- Combine all the ingredients except plums in a saucepan, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until thickened.
- Strain and return to a clean saucepan.
- Add sliced plums and simmer for 5 minutes over very low heat.
- Strain before serving. (If suitable, the plum slices can be used as garnish).
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