Smoked Tea Duck

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    as an appetizer.
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Chinese Technique

By Ken Hom

Published 1981

  • About

This is a cold dish that can be prepared well in advance; in fact, we find that ducks smoked 2 days in advance are more flavorful. Chicken and squab can be dry-marinated and smoked in the same way. Reduce the steaming time according to the size of the bird; allow 15 minutes per pound for chicken, 30 minutes for squab.

The smoking process doesn’t actually cook the duck. It adds flavor to a duck already cooked by steaming and changes the texture of the flesh to something similar to th