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Chang's Anise Smoked Duck

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Ingredients
For marinade
  Onion 1 Small
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Candied ginger piece 4
  Star anise 3
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Dark soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Brandy 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground white pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 3 Quart
  Duck 5 Pound (1 Piece)
  Smoking mixture 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Hickory chips 2 Cup (32 tbs), soaked
  Star anise 6
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
Directions

Combine ingredients for marinade except water in blender and mix to pulverize.
Pour into 8-quart pot.
Add water (use blender to measure so no seasoning is lost).
Simmer 15 minutes.
Add duck, tail-first (so cavity fills with liquid).
Weight duck with inverted glass pie plate and let simmer 45 minutes.
Remove duck.
Discard liquid; wipe duck to remove bits of seasoning.
Wash and dry pot.
Line with foil and add hickory chips, star anise and sugar.
Set duck on rack and smoke over high heat 20 minutes.
Turn off heat and let duck cool and smoke settle at least 1 hour.
Carve meat into thin slivers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Reheating
Ingredient: 
Aniseed

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