Aromatic and Crispy Duck

Title: Aromatic and Crispy Duck
Categories: Poultry
Yield: 1 Servings

1 Duckling
2 ts Salt
4 Spring onions
4 sl Ginger root
4 Star anise*
1 ts Cloves*
2 Sticks cinnamon*
1 tb Sichuan peppercorns
4 tb Sherry
4 tb Soy sauce
1 Lettuce heart

* or 2-3 tsp Five Spice powder

Clean duck well, trim wing tips, split down back, rub salt on,
marinate in large bowl with spring onions cut into short lengths,
ginger root, spices, wine, soy sauce 4 hours or more. Remove, place
in deep dish inside large steamer, steam vigorously 3-4 hours,
Remove, drain, cool 4-6 hours. Heat deep-fryer until smoking, deepfry
skin side down first 5 minutes until brown, turn over, fry 4-5 mins.
more, drain. Chop into small bite-size pieces, serve on lettuce
leaves or use lettuce leaf like a pancake with hoisin or plum sauce,
spring onions &/or shredded cucumbers.