Tonight we enjoyed my mom's Shanghai Duck. I paired it with a side of Okra an it was Delicious!
Ingredients for the duck...
8 lg. Scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths
2 med. Star anise, broken into 16 sections
2 slices Gingerroot, half-dollar size
5 lb. Duck
1 c. Dark soy sauce
1 c. Light soy sauce
1 c. Water
3/4 c. Sugar
Put the scallions, star anise and gingerroot in a heavy pot. Place the duck, breast side up in the pot. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over the duck. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer for about two hours or until tender, turning every half-hour. Remove duck from pan and place on a shallow dish, rub honey on top and place duck in a 400 degree oven just until crispy...not too long.
Remove and chop into small pieces or...just dive in with your fingers...we did!
Reserve liquid and serve at the table as a sauce.