Five-Spice Grilled Duck with Citrus Sauce and Couscous

Total Time:
4 hr 2 min
30 min
1 hr
2 hr 32 min

4 servings

  • 1 whole duck
  • 1 tablespoon five-spice blackening powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup lemongrass tea, strained and cooled
  • Vegetable oil, for grilling
  • Salt, for seasoning
  • Citrus sauce, recipe follows
  • Couscous, recipe follows
  • Accompaniment: baby spinach and mango slices
  • De-bone the duck and cut it into 4 pieces, reserving the bones for later use. In a large bowl, combine the five-spice blackening powder, sugar, and tea. Place the duck pieces in the bowl, and let the meat marinate for 1 hour.

  • Heat a grill pan or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add enough oil to coat the surface of the pan, and let the oil heat. Season the duck pieces with salt, if desired. Carefully add the duck pieces to the pan and reduce the heat to medium. Grill until cooked to desired degree of doneness, turning each piece with tongs halfway through cooking. Serve with Citrus Sauce, Couscous, baby spinach and mango slices, if desired.

  • A viewer, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.

Citrus Sauce:
  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 orange, zested and juiced

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 eggs*

  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • Combine the citrus juices and zest, sugar, mustard, and eggs, and whisk well. Slowly drizzle in the oil, whisking constantly until the mixture becomes thick. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Drizzle sauce over duck.

  • 1/4 pound trail mix

  • 1 pound plain couscous

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 1 cup duck stock, recipe follows

  • Toast the trail mix in a dry medium skillet over medium-low heat until fragrant and golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the dry couscous to the skillet and continue to toast the mixture for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon. Remove pan from heat.

  • In a large saucepot, combine the chicken stock and the duck stock and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the toasted trail mix and couscous mixture to the pot. Stir until incorporated and then cover the pot with a lid. Lower the heat to medium-low and allow the couscous to simmer until it absorbs the liquid. Fluff couscous with a fork and serve.

Duck Stock:
  • Bones of 1 whole duck

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • Place the duck bones in a large pot and add enough water to cover bones. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce the heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Let simmer for 2 hours. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Home Cook Recipe: A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchen have not tested this recipe and therefore cannot make representation as to the results.

Contains Raw Eggs: The Food Network Kitchen suggest caution in consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs due to the slight risk of salmonella or other food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh, properly refrigerated, clean grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use shell eggs that have been treated to destroy salmonella, by pasteurization or another approved method.

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