Is your table ready for its centerpiece? This is the most popular Duck in the USA! Roasted, smoked or fried whole, you cannot go wrong. We recommend roasting this crowd-pleaser with just salt and pepper because the flavor of the meat is outstanding. Your family and friends will rave about it, guaranteed.
Fossil Farms Apple Smoked Pekin Duck with Bourbon Honey Glaze
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Ingredients - Apple Smoked Pekin Duck
1 6 lb. Fossil Farms Pekin Duck
3 tbsp. Chinese 5 Spice
2 tbsp. sea salt
2 tbsp. black pepper, cracked
3 ea. Bay Leaf
1 head fresh garlic
2 oz. fresh ginger
1 bag Apple Wood or Cherry Wood chips
Ingredients - Bourbon Honey Glaze
2 oz. Bourbon
8 oz. honey
1 tsp. star anise, ground
1 vanilla bean
In a small saucepan, bring honey to light simmer. Add star anise and vanilla bean. Stir and remove from heat. Stir in Bourbon and allow to cool to room temp.
Preheat grill to 300 degrees. For gas grills, place chips in a basket or make a tinfoil pouch and place on grill. For charcoal grills, soak wood chips in water for a few hours, then place directly on hot coals. Rinse duck, pat dry. Lightly score skin. Thoroughly rub 5 spice, sea salt and cracked black pepper all over duck.
Roughly chop garlic, ginger and half of an orange. Place all inside duck cavity.
Place duck on roasting rack inside deep roasting pan.
Place duck inside of grill and start burning wood chips. Allow to cook at 300 degrees for 70-90 minutes.
Increase grill temperature to 400 degrees for another 15 minutes or until all skin is crispy and most of the fat has rendered out of duck.
Remove duck from grill and coat with Bourbon honey glaze.