Tea smoked duck is a classic Asian holiday meal which is pretty easy to prepare ,step by step with a kind of labor
but it is definitely worth it, an entree so tasty with a savory spicy flavor.
Are you ready to explore the fun adventure here…..
1: 1 big frozen duck
2: coarse salt 1 cup five spice powder 3 tbsp
3: clove , star anise and…peppercorns some
4: Chines marinade sauce 1/2 cup cooking wine..some ( rose wine, Shaoxing rice wine…)
1: duck is thoroughly defrosted, submerge into water for 2-3 hrs to avoid odor , blood and slime.
drain and set aside.
2: toast coarse salt and spices till fragrant…
3: straight away rub the duck inside and out with salt and spice mixture,place onto a big bowl
and put inside fridge for 3-5 hrs ( or over night optional ) ,turn duck occasionally …
4: rinse duck inside and out under running water, drain and pat dry.
rub duck with cooking wine for 2-3 hrs for flavor
5: bring to boil a large pot of waterwith 1/2 cup of Chinese marinade , submerge a whole duck
and cook 25-30 mins with medium heat, turn off the heat and soak for 10 mins more.
6: carefully take out the duck and rinse under cold running water ..
so as to get rib of the grease, drain and set aside.
7: line two pieces of foil onto a wok, pour in tea leaves ( any type of your own preference ) ,
sugar and rice , heat for a few seconds till white smoke appears..
8: place a greased rack in wok and lay duck onto it.
cover and smoke for 5 mins…
9: turn and smoke the other side till both sides are golden.
10: remove, cool ,carve duck and serve just plain or with vinegar ,enjoy.
Options… duck soup
1- after take out the duck from the pot, put the soup inside the fridge with a container overnight if possible,
so as to remove the floating grease before adding your desired veggies…radish, fungus and mushroom etc..
2- tea smoke duck with side-soup is done ,enjoy !