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Asian Duck Wraps with Hoisin Dipping Sauce

Serves 6

1 hr

Duck breasts vary in size. Buy by weight, and you'll have the right amount. If they're quite large, increase the baking time slightly. Moo shu pancakes are, essentially, very thin pancakes made of flour, water, and sesame oil. 

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Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Bianca Sotelo 

 1/4 cup soy sauce, divided
 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar, divided
 2 tablespoons minced ginger
 1 tablespoon minced garlic
 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
 1 1/4 pounds boned duck breast halves (skin on; see headnote)
 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
 1 teaspoon sugar
 1/4 teaspoon Chinese-style hot mustard
 3 green onions, cut into 2-in. lengths and slivered lengthwise
 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
 6 moo shu pancakes* (7 in. round), thawed
Step 1

In a large bowl, mix 2 tbsp. each soy sauce and rice vinegar, the ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and Chinese five spice. Add duck breasts, turn to coat well, cover, and chill 2 hours. Lift breasts from marinade (discard marinade), and lay, skin up, on a baking sheet; chill, uncovered, overnight.

Step 2

In a small bowl, mix hoisin, sugar, mustard, and remaining 2 tbsp. each soy sauce and rice vinegar. Fill another bowl with ice water, and add green onions.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 425°. Set a large ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add vegetable oil, then duck breasts, skin down. Cook until skin is browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. Carefully tilt pan and spoon out excess duck fat. Turn breasts skin up, and transfer pan to oven.

Step 4

Bake until duck is still slightly pink in the center of thickest part (cut one to test), about 8 minutes. Let stand for about 5 minutes. Drain green onions.

Step 5

Transfer duck breasts to a board and thinly slice. Carefully separate pancakes and lay each flat. Fold each round in half and add several slices of duck. Spoon a little sauce over duck, and top with slivers of green onion. Fold one side of pancake over duck, then roll up into a bundle. Serve with remaining dipping sauce.

Step 6

*You can find moo shu pancakes (sometimes labeled "moc shu") in Asian markets and in well-stocked supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Serves 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 299Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.7g14%

Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 1253mg53%
Total Carbohydrate 29g10%

Dietary Fiber 0.9g4%
Protein 23g46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.