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Lacquered Duck Breasts

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1/2 cup light soy sauce
Zest of 2 oranges, cut into strips 1" width
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 TBS firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tsp. honey
2 TBS hoisin sauce
2 pinches chili flakes
3 tsp. Chinese five spice blend
2 duck breasts halves, each about 12 oz
Salt, TT
Steamed white rice for serving
Spicy long beans for serving

In a small saucepan over medium heat, simmer soy sauce, zest, juice, brown sugar, honey, hoisin sauce, chili flakes and 2 tsp. 5 spice for ten minutes. Set glaze aside.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Season duck with salt; sprinkle skin of each half with 1/2 tsp. five spice. Using a sharp knife, score skin by making a crisscross pattern.

Heat large ovenproof sautee pan over medium low heat. Cook duck, skin side down, until skin is crisp, 12-15 minutes. Transfer to plate, drain fat but reserve for making spicy long beans. Return duck, skin side up, to pan. Off the heat, baste duck with glaze every 10 minutes for a total of 4 times. Roast in oven 10-12 minutes. Let the duck rest 5-10 minutes. Cut into 1/4" slices. Serve with rice and long beans.

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