Five-Spice Duck Legs with Buttered Turnips and Fried Ginger


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes

By David Tanis

Published 2008

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Five-spice powder is available in most Asian groceries, but it’s easy to make your own (see below).


  • 12 duck legs, preferably Pekin (Long Island)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons five-


Trim the duck legs (save the trimmings to make rendered duck fat). Season the duck generously with salt and pepper, sprinkle with the five-spice powder, and massage the seasoning into the meat. Refrigerate the seasoned duck legs overnight, or at least for several hours.

Preheat the oven to