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Pressed Duck with Sweet and Sour Plum Sauce

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 5 lb Long Island duck, cleaned
  • 1 tb Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 c Water chestnut powder
  • Boiling water
  • Sweet and sour plum sauce
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Crushed toasted almonds


Place duck in large kettle or Dutch oven with enough boiling water to
cover. Add spices and salt and simmer covered until tender, about 1 to 1
1/4 hours. Remove duck from liquid and let cool.
Remove meat from bones and discard skin. Pour chestnut powder into
small baking pan (an 8-inch aluminum pan works well; powder should be 1/2
to 1/4 inch deep). Press meat into powder. Cover and steam 30 minutes, or
until powder has gelatinized into thick, heavy crust. Remove from steamer
and let cool.
Cover and chill until ready to complete. About 30 minutes before
serving time, prepare sweet and sour plum sauce; set aside and keep warm.
Warm a serving platter in low oven. Preheat oil in deep fryer to 375 F.
Slice duck into bite-size chunks and fry quickly in batches until crisp and
browned. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat until
cooking is completed. Serve immediately with sweet and sour plum sauce
topped with nuts. From Bon Appetit's "Oriental Favorites."

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