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Peking-Style Duck

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  Ducklings 10 Pound, thawed (2 Ducklings, 4.5 To 5 Pound Each)
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canned hoisin sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flour tortillas 18
  Slivered green onions 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Including Some Tops)
  Coarsely chopped coriander 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Cilantro)

Remove giblets and reserve for other uses.
With fork, pierce duck skin well.
Trim off excess neck skin; fasten remaining skin to back with skewer.
Blend ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and pepper.
Dust about 1/2 teaspoon of the spice mixture inside each duck, then rub remaining mixture evenly over exterior of birds.
Leave body cavity open for more even cooking.
Bank about 20 glowing coals on each side of firebed and place a deep metal drip pan in center.
Arrange birds, breast-side-up, on a well-greased grill 4 to 6 inches above drip pan.
Cover barbecue, leaving dampers open to maintain a hot fire.
Add 5 or 6 briquets to each side' of fire every 1/2 hour to maintain a constant temperature.
Combine soy and 2 tablespoons of the hoisin sauce.
Cook ducks for about 2 to 2 1/4 hours or until thigh meat is soft when squeezed (protect hands with paper towels).
During last 20 minutes of cooking, brush ducks frequently with soy mixture.
Meanwhile, lightly dampen tortillas, cut in halves or quarters, stack, and wrap in foil.
Heat in a 350° oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until steamy; place in a napkin-lined basket to keep warm.
Put remaining hoisin sauce, green onion, and coriander in separate serving bowls.
To eat, spread tortilla pieces with hoisin; slice small pieces of duck skin and meat (trimming out fat) and put on tortilla.
Top with a few green onion slivers and some coriander, and fold to eat out of hand.

Recipe Summary

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 411 Calories from Fat 183

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g31.4%

Saturated Fat 5.3 g26.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 219.6 mg73.2%

Sodium 543.3 mg22.6%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.4%

Dietary Fiber 0.97 g3.9%

Sugars 0.8 g

Protein 42 g83.5%

Vitamin A 3.7% Vitamin C 10.3%

Calcium 2.2% Iron 33.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Peking-Style Duck Recipe