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Deep-Fried Steamed Eight Precious Duck

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Glutinous rice
  • 3 Dried oysters
  • 4 Dried scallops
  • 2 tb Dried shrimp
  • 1 Duck; 4 to 5 pounds
  • 2 ts Soy sauce
  • 1/2 c Fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 c Smoked ham
  • 1 Chinese sausage
  • 1/2 c Crabmeat
  • 1/4 c Water chestnuts
  • 1 tb Sherry
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Garlic powder
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 1 c Stock
  • 1/2 c Green peas
  • 1 Head lettuce


1. Separately soak glutinous rice, dried oysters, dried scallops and

2. Wipe duck inside and out with a damp cloth. Dry well with paper
toweling or hang up to dry in a cool, airy place 1 to 2 hours; then rub
with soy sauce.

3. Dice fresh mushrooms. Mince smoked ham, Chinese sausage, crabmeat and
water chestnuts; also soaked oysters, scallops and shrimp. Mix well with
soaked glutinous rice, sherry, salt, sugar and garlic powder.

4. Heat oil to boiling. Using a wire basket or long-handled Chinese
strainer, gently lower in duck and deep-fry, turning and basting, until
golden. Drain. Rinse in a pan of cold water and drain again.

5. Stuff duck with glutinous rice mixture. Sew up securely or skewer.
Transfer bird to a large heatproof bowl and pour stock over. Steam by the
bowl-in-a-pot method until tender (about 1-1/2 hours). See "HOW-TO

6. Parboil green peas. Cut lettuce in strips and arrange on a serving

7. Let duck cool slightly; then chop, bones and all, in 2-inch sections;
or carve Western-style. Arrange on lettuce bed and garnish with green peas.


1. For the green peas, substitute Chinese parsley.

2. For the sugar, substitute honey.

3. For the stuffing, substitute the following mixture: 1/2 cup
glutinous rice (soaked); 2 tablespoons barley (soaked); 6 dried apricots;
12 chestnuts, blanched and shelled; 12 ginkgo nuts, shelled; 1/4 cup canned
lotus seeds; 1 tablespoon dried dragon's eye (soaked); 1/2 cup water
chestnuts, diced; 1 scallion stalk, minced; 2 tablespoons sherry; 1
teaspoon sugar; and 1 teaspoon salt.

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