Grilled Hoisin Duck

Grilled Hoisin Duck
Grilled Hoisin Duck. luchezar/Getty Images
  • 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

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

What You'll Need

  • 1 whole duck, about 5-6 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

How to Make It

Remove giblets, neck, and excess fat from duck. Make small slits along breast of duck and place in a large pot filled in water. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove duck from pot allowing excess fat to drain out. Preheat grill for high heat. Place duck in a shallow glass dish and pat dry with paper towels. Season with garlic, pepper, and salt. Tie legs and wings with kitchen twine.

Place in grill over direct high heat and cook for 30 minutes. Combine hoisin with chili paste and honey. Baste with 1/4 cup of hoisin mixture and allow to cook for a remaining 10-15 minutes. Remove and allow duck to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Slice and serve with warmed hoisin sauce on top.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1647
Total Fat 130 g
Saturated Fat 44 g
Unsaturated Fat 59 g
Cholesterol 382 mg
Sodium 1,176 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 89 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)