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In this step-by-step recipe, we will guide you through the process of creating an authentic Peking Duck, a classic Chinese dish that is known for its crispy skin and succulent meat. Renowned chef Wolfgang Puck's recipe will help you achieve restaurant-quality results in your own kitchen. Let's get started!

Preparation Time: Approximately 2 hours  Cooking Time: Approximately 2 hours  Total Time: Approximately 4 hours  Serves: 4-6


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1 whole duck (around 5-6 pounds)  1 tablespoon honey  2 tablespoons soy sauce  2 tablespoons hoisin sauce  2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder  1 teaspoon salt  teaspoon ground white pepper  6 cups boiling water  1 bunch green onions  1 small cucumber, julienned  24 small Mandarin pancakes (available at Asian grocery stores) Hoison sauce, for serving

Step 1: Prepare the Duck

1. Thoroughly rinse the duck inside and out under cold water. Pat it dry with paper towels. 2. Use a needle or skewer to prick the skin of the duck all over, ensuring the fat will render during cooking. 3. Hang the duck in a cool, well-ventilated area for 2 hours to dry the skin (optional but recommended for a crispier skin).

Step 2: Marinate the Duck

1. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, Chinese five-spice powder, salt, and white pepper. Mix well. 2. Brush the marinade mixture evenly over the entire duck, including the cavity. 3. Place the duck on a wire rack in a roasting pan. Let it marinate for at least 1 hour, or refrigerate overnight for better flavor penetration.

Step 3: Roasting the Duck

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). 2. Pour boiling water into the roasting pan until it reaches about 1 inch deep. 3. Carefully place the roasting pan with the duck in the oven and roast for 1 hour. 4. After 1 hour, increase the oven temperature to 425°F (220°C). 5. Continue roasting for an additional 30 minutes, or until the skin turns golden brown and crispy. 6. Remove the duck from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Step 4: Carving and Serving

1. Carve the Peking Duck by removing the legs, wings, and breasts. 2. Slice the meat thinly and arrange it on a serving platter. 3. Serve the Peking Duck with the Mandarin pancakes, julienned cucumber, green onions, and hoisin sauce. 4. To eat, spread a small amount of hoisin sauce onto a Mandarin pancake, add a few slices of duck meat, some cucumber, and green onions. Roll it up and enjoy!


Congratulations! You have successfully prepared an authentic Peking Duck using Wolfgang Puck's recipe. The crispy skin, tender meat, and flavorful combination of ingredients make this dish truly special. Impress your friends and family with this delicious Chinese delicacy. Enjoy!

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