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       Title: Auntie Yuan Duck Salad
  Categories: Poultry, Chinese, Masterchefs, New york, Au
       Yield: 4 servings
  
 ---------------------------------ROAST DUCK---------------------------------
       5 lb Duckling, excess fat              1/2 ts Peppercorns, Szechwan,
            -- removed                               -- coarsely ground
       1 tb Soy Sauce                           2 tb Honey
     1/2 ts Salt                                2 tb Vinegar, Chinese, rice
 
 ----------------------------------DRESSING----------------------------------
       1 ts Mustard, dry                             -- fat frying)
            Salt                            3 1/2 oz Mai fun, (rice sticks)
            Pepper, white, ground               2 c  Lettuce, iceberg, shredded
       2 ts Sugar                               6 tb Scallions, slivered
     1/2 ts Garlic, finely chopped                   -- (garnish)
   1 1/2 tb Soy Sauce                                Cilantro (coriander)
     1/3 c  Stock, chicken **                        -- (garnish)
     1/3 c  Vinegar, Chinese, rice              1 ts Sesame seeds, lightly
     1/3 c  Oil, vegetable                           -- toasted
            Oil, vegetable (for deep       
  
        ** See recipes for Chicken Stock.
   
   For Roast Duck: ===============
   
        Preheat the oven to 400 F. Rub some soy sauce, salt and pepper into
   the cavity of the duck and place the duck on a rack in the roasting pan.
   Stir together the honey and the vinegar and brush some over the duck. Roast
   the duck until crisp and golden, about 1 hour, occasionally brushing with
   honey-vinegar mixture.  Cool.
   
        With a sharp knife, remove the skin from each side of the breast and
   cut into thin slivers.  Remove the meat from each side of the breast and
   cut it into thin slivers.  Combine the slivers of skin and the slivers of
   duck, reserve 1 cup.  The remainder of the duck can be saved for another
   use.
   
   For Dressing: =============
   
        In a small bowl, blend together the dressing ingredients and set
   aside.
   
        In a wok or wide casserole, heat 2 inches of vegetable oil over high
   heat to 450 F. Carefully, add mai fun noodles, in a few seconds they will
   puff.  Turn carefully with a skimmer and cook the other side. Remove the
   noodles and drain on paper towels.
   
        Break up the noodles and arrange them on 4 chilled serving plates.
   Scatter shredded lettuce over the noodles and top with the reserved duck.
   Garnish with scallions and cilantro.  Stir dressing and drizzle a small
   amount over each salad.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve, passing
   remaining dressing separately.
   
        Source:  New York’s Master Chefs, Bon Appetit Magazine
        :  Written by Richard Sax, Photographs by Nancy McFarland
        :  The Knapp Press, Los Angeles, 1985
   
        Chef:   Simon Teng, Auntie Yuan Restaurant, New York Co-Owner: Ed
   Schonfeld Co-Owner: David Keh
  
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