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  1. 4 lb (to 5lb) duckling

  2. 1/2 t Each ground ginger and -cinnamon 1/4 t Each ground nutmeg &

  3. -white pepper 1/8 t Ground cloves

  4. 3 T Soy sauce

  5. 5 Whole green onions

  6. 1 T Honey

  7. 1/2 c Plum sauce

  8. 24 Mandarin pancakes

  9. 1/2 t of spice mixture inside duck. Stir

  10. 1 T of the soy into remaining spice mixture, then rub evenly over exterior of bird. Cut one of the green onions in half and tuck inside cavity of duck. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until next day. Set duck, breast side up, on a rack over

  11. 1 1/2 to 2 inches boiling water. Cover and steam for one hour, adding more water, if necessary, as it evaporates. Cool duck so it firms slightly, then drain and discard juices and green onion from cavity. Set duck, breast side up, on a rack in a baking pan and prick skin all over with a fork. Bake in a

  12. 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Blend remaining

  13. 2 T soy with honey and brush on duck. Turn oven temperature to

  14. 500 degrees. Bake for 5 minutes or until skin becomes richly browned; do not allow skin to char. While duck is roasting, cut remaingin green onions and tops in

  15. 1 1/2 inch pieces, then cut lengthwise in thin strips. Serve green onions and plum sauce in separate bowls. When duck is roasted, slice off skin and cut into roughly

  16. 2 inch square pieces. Slice meat into bite-size pieces. Reserve bones for duck soup. Arrange skin and duck pieces on a serving plate and garnish with cilantro. To eat, put a small piece of skin and meat on a mandarin pancake. Top with a few green onion slivers and a dab of plum sauce, then fold pancake around duck and eat with your hands.


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