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Almond Roasted Duck With Chinese Spices

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“This simple preparation has many of the complex spices of a classically prepared Chinese duck, but it takes little preparation or special skills.”
2hrs 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pat the duck dry and prick all over with a fork.
  3. Insert the garlic and orange wedges into the cavity of the duck.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the almond syrup, soy sauce, and 5-spice powder.
  5. Rub or brush the almond mixture onto the duck. Sprinkle the duck with salt and pepper and place the duck on a rack, breast side down, in a roasting pan.
  6. Roast the duck, breast side down, in a preheated oven for 40 minutes, then turn the duck, breast side up, and continue to roast for 1 hour.
  7. The skin should be dark and crispy.
  8. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve the duck breast and legs whole for an elegant entree, or chop up the duck into bite-sized pieces and serve with spicy chutney as an appetizer.

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