Smoked Duck with Homemade Plum Sauce
Recipe Type: Main
  • 1 (5-pound or so) whole duck
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, plus extra for brushing the duck
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • Click the link above for the plum sauce recipe.
  1. Pat duck dry. With a fork, pierce all over the skin. Combine the soy, maple syrup, sesame oil, Chinese five-spice, garlic and ginger in a bowl. Whisk to combine. Place the chicken in a large bowl or bag. Add the marinade and rub all over. Let marinate for 1 to 2 days, turning the duck from time to time to make sure all sides are coated.
  2. Heat an outdoor smoker to 200F. Smoke the duck with your choice of wood (apple, cherry, oak, pecan, etc.) for 4 hours. Brush with a little more maple syrup after 3 hours. Remove from the smoker. Let rest at least 10 minutes. Serve.
  3. Click the link above for the plum sauce recipe.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at