How to Make Crispy Aromatic Duck

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Jul. 11, 2013

This crispy, delicious duck, delicately flavoured with five spice is a snap to make. It takes just minutes to prepare and then you can stick it in the oven and have it ready a couple of hours later. If you're using store-bought pancakes and plum sauce then you have one of the easiest meals I know. It's pretty hard not to love this dish and it makes a great saturday evening family meal!


Duck legs 2
Salt 1 Tablespoon
Five spice powder 2 Teaspoon



1. Preheat the oven to 170 degree C.

2. In a bowl combine the salt and five spice.

3. Score the duck leg with a sharp knife.

4. Season the duck legs with the salt mixture, season liberally on all sides.


5. Place the duck in a roasting pan and roast in the preheated oven for about 2 hours, turning the meat every 30 minutes or so.

6. Spoon an excess fat; this will prevent the duck from getting really crispy.

7. Once the duck looks crispy, turn the oven up to 220 degree C.

8. Roast for additional 15 minutes to crisp the skin.

9. Once done remove and allow it to cool.

10. Once the meat is cool enough to handle shred the meat from the bone and place it in a serving bowl.


11. Use the duck meat as a stuffing in Chinese pancakes along with plum sauce, cucumber and spring onions. Roll the pancakes and serve fresh.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 135 Minutes
Ready In: 135 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 584Calories from Fat 372

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.6%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1651 mg68.79%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.7%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 50 g100%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet