Soy Roast Duck with Hoisin Gravy
photo by JustJanS
- Ready In:
- Prick the duck's skin really well with a fork.
- Mix the soy, 5 spice and honey in a large bowl, add the duck and coat well.
- Cover and place in the fridge until ready to roast.
- For the gravy, tip the stock into a pan, add the hoisin sauce and ginger and boil for a few minutes to make a smooth gravy.
- Add the sesame oil and set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 200*C (425*F).
- Pour 1 litre of water in the base of a roasting tin and place a rack over the top.
- (This keeps the fat from the duck dripping on to the tin and filling the kitchen full of smoke) Lift duck from marinade and arrange on rack, skin side up.
- Roast for 20 minutes for medium, 30 minutes for well done.
- Slice each duck breast in half.
- Add any meat juices from the duck to the hoisin gravy and pour a spoonful or two over the duck.
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Very nice duck breasts, but the sauce had me a bit confused. I made a half recipe, but only used 100ml water to 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce. I can't imagine 300 ml (enough for my 1/2 recipe) giving a very flavourful sauce and I think it would be a bit thin. Also wondered why I would need so much liquid to then only pour a spoonful or two (step 11) over each breast.