In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. Place the duck in boiling water and simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool and dry. While the duck is cooling, in a saucepan, add peanut
oil. Heat. Add ginger, star anise, Chinese five spice powder, soy sauce and honey. Add sesame oil. Bring mixture to a boil. Cover duck with marinade and place in the refrigerator overnight.
The next day: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain and pat duck dry. In a roasting pan with rack and 1/2 cup of water. Roast 2 hours. Let cool then, remove the meat from the carcass and save the skin. Cut the duck into strips, and then assemble the pancake.
In a warm oven or grill, heat the pancake. Spread 1/2 tablespoon hoisin sauce over each pancake. Place 2 to 3 ounces of duck, 2 cucumber strips and 2 scallion strips in front of the pancake. Then roll it like sushi into a tube shape. Cut off the end, then cut the remaining pieces into 1-inch rounds. Arrange on a serving tray and garnish with the crisp skin and fresh cilantro
Recipe courtesy of John Tesar