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Red-Cooked Duck with Five Spices

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 3/4 c Soy sauce
  • 3/4 c Sherry
  • 1 Duck; 3 to 4 pounds
  • 1 ts Five spices
  • Water


1. Slowly bring soy sauce and sherry to a boil in a heavy pan. Meanwhile
wipe duck inside and out with a damp cloth, then add to pan. Cook, turning
to color evenly (about 2 minutes on each side).

2. Remove duck, leaving liquids in pan. Rub Five Spices into skin; then
return bird to pan.

3. Add enough cold water to half cover duck. Bring to a boil; then simmer,
covered, about 1 hour, turning bird at 20-minute intervals for even cooking
and coloring.

4. With a cleaver, chop duck, bones and all, in 2-inch sections; or carve,
Western-style. Serve hot or cold.

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