Have you always wanted to know how the Peking duck recipe is made but have never been able to find out? Well, look no further! Because thanks to this time you will discover how to make a Pekingese lacquered duck with its corresponding sauce, its vegetable garnish and its pancakes to wrap it. Surely you will not find another easier and more complete recipe to prepare a Pekingese-style duck so do not miss it!
How to make Peking Duck:
To prepare the Pekingese-style duck, remove all the entrails and clean it well inside and out. Then let it drain and dry it with a cloth. Next, carefully mix the ingredients of the marinade and spread the inside of the duck with it , taking care not to stain the skin. And let it marinate for about 20 minutes. Then fill the duck with the spices and close it with a toothpick.
Next, soak it for 5 seconds in boiling water , remove it and instantly submerge it again in ice water for another 5 seconds to interrupt the cooking process. Remove it again and wipe it dry. Tip: This procedure is called scalding.
Next, mix the glaze ingredients and smear the skin of the duck so that, once cooked, it acquires that clayey hue and juicy appearance so characteristic of Peking duck. At this point, hang the lacquered duck and let it dry for 6 hours in a cool place.
On the other hand, mix all the ingredients of the sauce (except the teaspoon of oil).
Heat the oil in a frying pan, pour in the mixture and, while stirring, bring it to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool. Then, heat oven to 150 ° C. Put baking duck Peking with chest up on the grid (with a container below for collecting the juice and peel fat), flip and let cook for 15 minutes. Then remove the Pekingese duck from the oven, heat a little oil and pour it over the duck.
Using a very sharp knife , carefully separate the skin from the breasts, sides and back. Cut the skin into pieces (about 4×6 cm), removing the fat layer from the skin at the same time. To make the sprigs of chives, cut the white part of the chives into 5 cm strips, then make four cuts in each part.
Put the chives strips in ice water and store in the refrigerator until the tips are curled. Before serving, drain them well. Also put chilli ring on each end.
To make the crepes or pancakes for the Peking duck.
Sift the flour into a bowl and make a hole in the center to pour the boiling water. Knead the flour and water into an elastic dough. Next, roll out the dough on a board dusted with a little flour, until it is very smooth and 5 mm thick. With the help of a 7 cm diameter circular mold, cut out the dough for the Peking duck pancakes as many times as possible.
Gather the remains of it again and repeat the operation. Spread half of the circles with a little sesame oil and cover with the other half. Roll out the dough portions with the help of a rolling pin to form circles 12 cm in diameter. When rolling out the dough, turn it over once. To prevent the crêpes from drying out, cover them with a kitchen towel. Heat a heavy-bottomed skillet over high heat for about 30 seconds.
Reduce the heat and cook the crêpes one at a time without oil. If bubbles form on the surface of the pancake, turn it over. Let each side cook for at least 1 minute. Stack the Peking duck pancakes on a plate and serve instantly. Tip: Mandarin-style crêpes can also be frozen. To defrost them, steam them for 10 minutes directly after removing them from the freezer.
The classic way to serve the Pekingese-style
Duck is to wrap it with very thin crêpes, accompanied by crunchy skin, fresh chives, a pinch of red chilli and the aromatic sauce prepared. Enjoy! And if you want to know more recipes with duck, try the following recommended ones:
- Baked duck breast
- Duck breast with orange
- Duck breast with cranberry sauce
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