RECIPE - Chef Morimoto's signature Peking Duck from Morimoto Asia

Jan 18, 2017 in "Morimoto Asia"

Posted: Wednesday January 18, 2017 2:39pm EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Who knew there was such a thing as National Peking Duck Day? Well there is, and today is the day.

When we reviewed Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs, one of the stand-out dishes was the signature Peking Duck. It is fire roasted and then fried to give a perfectly crispy skin, with a tender and moist center - served with steamed flour pancakes, picked onions, hoisin miso sauce and apricot sweet chili sauces.

If you haven't done so already, be sure to give it a try at Morimoto Asia. For fans of the dish, here is the recipe to try it for yourself at home.

Ingredients (serves 2)

Dry Rub

2 oz salt
1 oz sugar
1 oz star anise
1 oz bay leaf
1 oz Szechuan peppercorn
1 oz five spice

Peking Duck Brine

2 cups water
½ cup honey
½ cup vinegar
1 oz cooking wine

Apricot Glaze

2 cups apricot jam
cup sweet chili sau
1 cup rice vinegar

Rub the duck under the skin with dry rub, mix all the ingredients for the brine heat up to incorporate.
Allow brine to cool down but still warm and brine the duck for a couple of minutes. Take out of brine and allow to sit to air dry.

Put the oven to 356f and cook for 1 hour.

Serve with Apricot glaze, julienne cucumbers, scallions and Hoisin Sauce.