This Chinese inspired shredded duck recipe can be as simple or as in-depth as you’d like. Depending on how much time you have, this dish can work as an easy midweek meal with tortillas, or it can be a fun couple of hours in the kitchen getting a little bit messy and trying something different with the bao buns. Either way, the simple but aromatic Asian flavors that explode from this dish will have you craving even more time at the duck blind stockpiling provisions.
If you’re making the bao buns, which I highly recommend doing at least once, you’ll want to start a little ahead of time to allow the dough to rise. You’ll also need a large bamboo steamer basket, which can be found at most Asian supermarkets. If not, you can use small flour tortillas as a substitute and skip ahead to the duck prep in step 5.
Read the written version of this recipe as prepared by Trevor McDavid.
About Adam Berkelmans:
Adam Berkelmans, also known as The Intrepid Eater, is a passionate ambassador for real food and a proponent of nose to tail eating. He spends his time between Ottawa and a cozy lake house north of Kingston, Ontario. When not cooking, he can be found hunting, fishing, foraging, gardening, reading, traveling, and discovering new ways to find and eat food.