Peking Roasted Duck

Peking Roasted Duck

By Food E Fare

Peking Roasted Duck is a famous Chinese dish known for its crispy skin and succulent meat. The preparation of Peking Duck involves a few steps, including air-drying, seasoning, and roasting. Here's a simplified recipe:


For Duck:

  • 1 whole duck (preferably around 5-6 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons maltose syrup (or substitute with honey)

For Pancakes:

  • Chinese pancakes (readily available at Asian grocery stores)
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Sliced green onions
  • Sliced cucumber


Preparing the Duck:

  • Clean and pat dry the whole duck.
  • In a small bowl, mix honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, five-spice powder, and sesame oil to make the seasoning sauce.
  • Brush the duck inside and out with the seasoning sauce.
  • Hang the duck in a cool, dry place or refrigerate uncovered for at least 24 hours to air-dry the skin. This step helps in achieving the crispy skin.

Roasting the Duck:

  • Preheat the oven to around 350°F (175°C).
  • Brush the duck with maltose syrup or honey. This step adds a glaze and helps achieve the characteristic shiny appearance.
  • Roast the duck in the preheated oven for about 1.5 to 2 hours or until the skin is crispy and the internal temperature reaches a safe level.
  • Optionally, during the last 20-30 minutes of roasting, you can increase the oven temperature to get an extra crispy skin.


  • Once the duck is cooked, let it rest for a few minutes before carving.
  • Serve the Peking Duck with Chinese pancakes, hoisin sauce, sliced green onions, and sliced cucumber.
  • To eat, spread hoisin sauce on a pancake, add slices of duck, green onions, and cucumber. Roll it up like a burrito.

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