超级好吃的烤箱版茶香熏鸭 | How to smoke a duck
Smoke duck is our family's favorite food. Whenever I cook it all the family will be very happy to enjoy it. It is not difficult. After reading this recipe I think everyone can make it at home.
|Dried orange peel||干橘皮|
You can buy all the ingredients above at a Chinese grocery store.
Make Sichuan peper and salt 制作椒盐
Put Sichuan pepercorn and salt into a pan at a ratio of 4:1 (by volume). Using small fire to fry them (no oil). Remember to stir constantly to prevent over burn. When the salt turns to a little yellow and dark you can smell a special aroma, which means it is done. You can keep this Sichuan peper and salt in a sealed container for storage.
Marinate duck 腌鸭子
Wash the duck carefully and use the kitchen towel to wipe it dry. This time I only use the duck drums because I only have these at home. But you can use whole duck too.
Put some (according to taste) Sichuan peper and salt on the duck's skin and massage for one minute or so. Sealed them in a container and put into the refrigerator over night.
Wrap up the duck
Prepare aluminium foil on the baking pan. I recommend heavy duty aluminium foil. Put Sichuan pepercorn, clove, bay leaf, dried orange peel, star anise, rice, tea, sugar and cinnamon on the foil. Mix them together. If you cann't find all of the ingredients you just need to put a little more rice, tea, sugar and Sichuan pepercorn. Put a rack on top of it and put the marinated duck on the rack. Put duck's belly facing down if you use whole duck. If you just smoke duck drums like me put the skin side face up. Use another foil to cover everything and seal all four edges. The most important thing is to seal all edges carefully and make sure there is no any leakage. Any leakage will result in failure.
Remember the side with skin face up. Not like this picture.
Smoke the duck 熏鸭
Preheat the oven 450F. Bake it about 3 hours. If you just smoke duck drums you just need to bake them about 2 hours.
As the temperature increase the foil bag will expand. Put the baking pan into a lower level.
Open it and enjoy the smoked duck 开包品尝
I have to remind all of you that you MUST be very careful at opening it. I was burned by the steam in the past. Very very hot.
Now you can enjoy this delicious smoked duck.