Thursday, January 20, 2011

Peking Duck Wraps

Here is a recipe I discovered while looking for something new and unusual to prepare.  We’ve done a Duck recipe before and it was fantastic, so I wanted to try another one and compare the results. Both were great!

If Peking Duck is a favorite of yours, you’ll love this easy to assemble and easy to eat version.  The only drawback was…there wasn’t enough.  The recipe makes only two servings. This was so delicious that had we made more, we would have eaten all of it.

This was one of the most fun dishes we have prepared.  Give it a try; we’re sure you’ll love it.

From our kitchen to yours. Enjoy the adventure.


Peking Duck Wrap

4 ½ Tbsp Hoisin sauce.

2 Tbsp Sake, rice wine

4 tsp Honey

1 Tbsp low sodium Soy sauce

1/8 tsp five-spice Chinese blend seasoning

½ pound uncooked Duck breast, skin removed

2 small Tortillas, 6 inch, fat-free, flour

½ medium Cucumber, peeled, seeded, cut lengthwise into thin strips

1 medium Scallion, green part only, cut into thin strips


Combine 3 Tablespoons of the Hoisin sauce, Sake, 3 teaspoons of the Honey, soy sauce and 5-spice seasoning in a plastic zip-lock bag; add the Duck breast. Squeeze out any air, seal the bag and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to overnight. Turn occasionally to completely coat the Duck.

Combine the remaining 1 ½ Tbsp of Hoisin sauce and 1 teaspoon of Honey in a small bowl and set aside in the Fridge while Duck is marinating.

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a 10 x 15 inch glass pan with foil.  Stand a wire rack in the pan.  Spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.

Remove the Duck breast from the marinade. Discard the marinating sauce and place the Duck in the wire rack.  Bake until the Duck is cooked through, about 17 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, cover with foil and let the Duck rest about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, wrap the Tortillas in a damp towel and microwave on high about 45 seconds.  Thinly slice the Duck, against the grain. Spread half of the reserved Hoisin/Honey sauce on each Tortilla. Top each with half of the Cucumber, Scallion and Duck. Wrap the Tortilla around the filling and serve at once.

Yields 1 wrap per serving (sadly).  PointsPlus value per serving is 8. Level of difficulty is Easy. Prep time is about 15 minutes.  Cooking time is about 17 minutes.

Note: You can turn this into a party canapé if you like by simply cutting each wrap into several pieces, holding them together with a toothpick and coating each with a little sauce.

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Recipes shown may not be exactly the same as those found on any website. Judy and I "tweak" each recipe we feature, to some degree, incorporating our own unique tastes. PointsPlus values, however, are accurate. 

Photo by Barry Baruh

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