Splendid Asian Duck Recipe

Splendid Asian Duck Recipe

This originated as a duck recipe, but can be applied to game birds in general.   Its origins are of Asian heritage.  It is a great recipe for ducks and other game birds.


One duck or other game bird (per 1kg, 2 pounds)

100 grams (3 ounces) green ginger

1 whole knob of garlic (full bunch of cloves)

1.5 cups water

½ cup of honey

½ cup of soy sauce


Roughly scrape outer skin off ginger

Lightly pound ginger then cut into small cubes

Separate and skin garlic cloves

Place bird, ginger, garlic and water in large saucepan

Bring to boil, then add soy sauce and return to boil

Reduce heat and simmer covered saucepan for two hours (turn bird after 1 hour)

Remove duck from saucepan

Strain and keep saucepan liquid, discard the ginger and garlic

Return strained liquid and bird to the pan and return to boil

Add honey, reduce heat, simmer uncovered for 30 minutes (baste bird frequently)

Remove bird from pan and allow to cool

Cut bird into large pieces, then re-assemble into full shape

Bring sauce back to boil, then pour over the bird

Serve with rice and steamed vegetables