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Peking Duck

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Cooking time

Prep: 4 hours and 15 minutes Cook: 1 hour and 40 minutes

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More effort


Serves 6

A fun dish for sharing.

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  • 2.5 kg duck
  • 3 tbsp sherry
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • Spring onions, cucumber and hoisin sauce to serve.


  1. Remove any fat from cavity of the duck. Put the duck in a bowl. Pour boiling water over it, then remove and dry inside and out.

  2. Combine the sherry, honey and soy sauce, brush over the duck. Leave to stand, uncovered and a room temperature for 4 hours or until skin is dry.

  3. Pre heat fan assisted oven to 180.

  4. Place duck, breast side down, on a wire rack in a roasting tin. Roast for 25 mins or until browned. Turn over and roast for a further 1 hour - 1 hour 15 mins, or until tender.

  5. When the duck is cooked leave to stand for approximately 15 mins.

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