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“a little oriental goes a long way. can be made with chicken or cornish hens but i really like duck. 5 spice powder i use is 1 tsp crushed anise seed, 1/4 tsp crushed fennel seed, 1/4 tsp pepper (black or szechwan), 1/8 tsp ground cloves. You can buy pre-made 5 spice but i like to make my own.”
2hrs 40mins

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  1. combine salt, pepper, ginger and 5 spice. dust inside cavity of duck, rub remainder on outside of duck.
  2. tie legs together, twist wing tips under back. Prick skin all over with fork.
  3. Place duck breast side up in roasting pan. roast in oven at 375 degrees F for 2 hours spoon of fat drippings occasionally, set aside if making a gravy.
  4. combine soy sauce and honey, baste duck with mixture.
  5. roast another 20 to 30 minutes (basting frequently) or until leg moves easily in socket and juices run clear.
  6. when finished roasting let rest 15 minutes or so before carving.

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