Grilled Hoisin Duck

Grilled Hoisin Duck
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  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 1 Whole Duck (4 to 6 Servings)

This is a delicious Asian-inspired grilled duck recipe that can be prepared for any occasion. The mixture of sweet, spicy and salty flavors works really well for this recipe.


  • 1 whole duck, about 5 to 6 pounds/2.3-2.6 kg
  • 3/4 cup/180 mL hoisin sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon/30 mL honey
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL chili paste (use less if preferred
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Remove giblets, neck, and excess fat from duck. Make small slits along breast of duck and place in a large pot filled in water.

  2. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

  3. Remove duck from pot allowing excess fat to drain out. Preheat grill for high heat.

  4. Place duck in a shallow glass dish and pat dry with paper towels.

  5. Season with garlic, pepper, and salt. Tie ​the legs and wings with kitchen twine.

  6. Place in the grill over direct high heat and cook for 30 minutes.

  7. Combine hoisin with chili paste and honey. Baste with 1/4 cup of hoisin mixture and allow to cook for a remaining 10 to 15 minutes.

  8. Remove and allow the duck to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

  9. Slice and serve with warmed hoisin sauce on top.