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Duck, Straits Style


Duck, Straits Style
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 five pound duck, cut in half or in up to eight pieces
1 two-inch cinnamon stick
2 star anise
4 whole cloves
2 teaspoons five-spice powder
2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 Tablespoon ground coriander
1 cup canned water chestnuts
3 Tablespoons soy jam
salt and pepper, to taste
2 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
1 scallion, chopped
1 chili pepper, seeded and minced
1. Heat oil in a wok or a deep pan, and brown the duck on all sides.
2. Put duck, all the seasonings/spices/ingredients, cinnamon through the garlic, into a deep pot. Add three cups of boiled water, stir well. Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook for half an hour.
3. Remove the duck, cut it into small pieces, and put them on a pre-heated serving plate, and cover them.
4. Reduce the liquid in the wok or pot to half a cup; it should be thickened, then pour it over the duck. Sprinkle the scallions and the chili pepper pieces over it, and serve.

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