Crispy Duck Leg Quarters
I had a hankering for crispy duck one day and decided to give it a try. It was not very difficult to do actually. I searched the internet for a duck marinade that I thought would give me the flavor I was looking for and gave it a whirl. It came out fabulous and have had many friends for dinner so they could enjoy it as well. It smells so wonderful, you will have a hard time waiting for it to be out of the oven. Serve it with brown rice and steamed pea pods or sugar snap peas or both and viola you have a yummy meal that you almost can’t believe that you created. I was so happy that I tried it. It has become one of my favorites. The duck can be found some of your local supermarkets and is usually shipped in from Canada.
- 4 duck leg quarters trimmed well leaving some skin on top
- 2 Tbls. grated orange peel
- 2 tsp. minced ginger
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 4 tsp. sugar
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp.Chinese five spice.
Blend together orange peel and spices. Put in a large zip lock with the trimmed duck leg quarters. Marinate a few hours in fridge or overnight. Be sure to shake up the bag periodically to ensure the all the duck get coated evenly.
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Cover a cookie sheet with non-stick aluminum and place the legs on the pan. Cook for 1 hour. Shut oven off and leave legs in for an additional 10-15 minutes. This step really allows them to crisp up.