15 Ingredients
  • 1 whole cleaned duck (preferably Peking where the breasts are larger)
  • 1 large piece ginger root, crushed
  • 1 bunch spring onions
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves
  • 1 (6-inch) piece cassia cinnamon, preferably Chinese
  • 1 Sichuan red peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup maltose sugar or honey
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup fine Chinese black tea (Darjeeling, Ceylon are fine substitutes)
  • 1 tablespoon saltpeter (optional but in original recipes)
  • Water, enough to just cover duck in bath
  • Sesame /vegetable oil, for basting
  • 1 pound of camphor wood (chips are fine) Other types of wood such almond can be used)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 bag dried tea twigs, optional
Nutrition
1098
55% daily value
8 servings
                                       
                                            dairy-​free, gluten-​free
     

Fat

140% 91

Saturated

116% 23

Trans

- 0

Monounsaturated

- 48

Polyunsaturated

- 15

Carbs

15% 46

Carbs (net)

- 38

Fiber

32% 8

Sugars

- 33

Sugars, added

- 30

Protein

61% 31

Cholesterol

40% 120

Sodium

28% 684

Calcium

21% 208

Magnesium

44% 186

Potassium

18% 842

Iron

37% 7

Zinc

37% 4

Phosphorus

72% 502

Vitamin A

10% 86

Vitamin C

8% 7

Thiamin (B1)

38% 0

Riboflavin (B2)

77% 1

Niacin (B3)

53% 8

Vitamin B6

31% 0

Folate equivalent (total)

15% 59

Folate (food)

- 57

Folic acid

- 1

Vitamin B12

17% 0

Vitamin D

7% 1

Vitamin E

105% 16

Vitamin K

33% 39
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