Chinese roast duck

John Torode's whole crispy duck with oriental marinade makes for an impressive and alternative Christmas centrepiece

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  • Prep
    20 mins
  • Cook
    30 mins
  • Serve in
    50 mins


  •   2 ducks Duck duk Rich and full of flavour, duck meat is extremely nutritious, with high levels of protein, B…
  •   140g caster sugar
  •   6 star anise Star anise star an-eese Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with… seeds
  •   large piece ginger Ginger jin-jer Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It… , sliced
  •   small bunch spring onions Spring onion sp-ring un-yun Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested… , roughly chopped
  •   2 tbsp malt syrup or maltose (available in most Chinese supermarkets)
  •   3 tbsp red wine vinegar


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