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Chinese Roast Duck with Spicy Duck Sauce
Chinese Roast Duck with Spicy Duck Sauce Eileen Goltz | Meat
2 hours, 30 minutes 25 minutes
2 hours, 5 minutes
3 to 4 servings

  • 1 duckling (about 5 lbs.)
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 scallions (green onions)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • Spicy duck sauce

    Spicy Duck Sauce:
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 Tablespoons dry sherry
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  1. Rub duckling inside and out with salt; stuff onions inside of cavity and tie legs together. Place on rack in roasting pan.
  2. Mix boiling water and honey; pour over duckling, letting water run into pan. (Duckling should not be put down into the water; keep on rack.)
  3. Roast in oven at 350°F for 1 hour. Prick skin to drain excess fat. Continue roasting until deep brown and juices run clear, 1 to 1-1/4 hours longer. Remove from oven. Increase oven temperature to 400°F. Brush duckling with spicy duck sauce; return to oven and roast 5 minutes.
  4. May use remaining sauce as a dip for meat. Garnish with parsley and mandarin orange segments.

    Spicy Duck Sauce:
  5. In a bowl combine the cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, dry sherry, honey, chili sauce, soy sauce, garlic. Serve with the duck.

Kashrut Instructions


INFESTATION: Green onions, also referred to as scallions, have a white base that develops into a bulb. Its long, straight green shoots branch forth from the bulb. Light green or brown thrips may occasionally be found between the green branches where they protrude from the bulb. Less frequently, they can be found on the outside or inside of the long green shoots.


  1. A vertical cut should be made from the top of the scallion’s green shoot to the bottom of the bulb. Examine three scallions from each bunch, paying careful attention to the area between the branches that protrude from the bulb.
  2. If no insects are found, wash thoroughly under a heavy stream of water or power hose and use.
  3. If insects are found in a scallion, scallion must be discarded.