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  • Serves: 4 Servings

Sai Wo Duck

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Category: Poultry, Main Dish, Chinese

 Ingredients List

  • 1 md Duckling, dressed
  • Soy sauce; for duckling
  • 2 Stalks celery
  • 1 Whole green onion
  • 4 Thin slices ginger root
  • 5 Chinese black mushrooms,
  • -presoaked
  • 2 Pieces dried mandarin orange
  • -peel(size of a half-dollar)
  • -presoaked
  • 5 Thinly sliced pieces
  • -bamboo shoots
  • 10 Star anise seeds
  • 1 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Sugar
  • 1 ds Pepper
  • 1 ts MSG (optional)
  • 1 tb Cornstarch
  • 1 tb Soy sauce
  • Chinese parsley
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)


Loose lettuce leaves

This dish will require a good deal of time to prepare but will turn out

Rub soy sauce over duckling. Boil enough oil to cover the bird in large
deep-fry pan. Add duck, fry until entire bird is well-browned. Remove,
drain on absorbent toweling. Use sharp cleaver to slash duck from breast to
lower belly. Don't cut through bone. Place duck in pan, stuff cavity with
celery, onion, ginger root, black mushrooms, orange peel, bamboo shoots,
anise, 1 tsp. salt, sugar, pepper, & MSG. Distribute evenly. Place on
platter, elevate in a steamer. Cover, steam for 2-1/2 hrs. Make sure water
is replenished as it evaporates. Remove platter, allow duck to cool.
Discard all ingredients except bamboo shoots & mushrooms. Save all juices
for gravy. Carefully remove wings & legs. Gently separate flesh from
carcass with hands, starting from slash & keeping skin intact.

Be sure not to make any more holes in skin, & to keep bird in its natural
shape.(Carcass will make good soup.) Spread duck, meat side up, on a deep
platter. De-bone the legs, place w/ wings. Spread mushrooms & bamboo shoots
on duck meat. Replace in steaming utensil & steam again 20 minutes. Remove.
Line large serving platter with lettuce leaves. Turn platter with duck
upside-down so that duck rests on leaves, skin side up. Pour cooking juices
into saucepan. There should be 2 cups liquid. Bring to boil, on high heat.
Add cornstarch, 1 tbs. soy sauce, 1/4 tsp. salt. Stir continuously until
gravy thickens. Pour gravy over whole duck. Garnish with Chinese parsley &
serve immediately.

Chopsticks are recommended.

Temperature(s): HOT Effort: DIFFICULT Time: 04:00 Source: KAN'S Comments:

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