Homemade Peking Duck Spring Rolls: Step-by-Step Guide

Homemade Peking Duck Spring Rolls: Step-by-Step Guide

Introduction to Peking Duck Spring Rolls:

Peking Duck Spring Rolls

In this blog post, we are going to make Peking Duck Spring Rolls in our own kitchen. Homemade Peking Duck Spring Rolls are a delightful fusion of Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines. 

This delectable appetizer is made by filling spring roll wrappers with cooked and shredded Peking duck. The spring rolls are then fried to golden perfection, creating a satisfying balance of textures. Peking Duck Spring Rolls are surely impress your guests with a dipping sauce to complement the flavors.

Ingredients:

For the Peking Duck Filling:

  • Cooked and shredded Peking duck meat (from a leftover Peking duck or store-bought)
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Chinese five-spice powder
  • Shredded Napa cabbage
  • Shredded carrots
  • Bean sprouts
  • Thinly sliced green onions
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional)

For Assembling the Spring Rolls:

  • 12 spring roll wrappers (8-inch size)
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Vegetable oil

For Dipping Sauce:

  • Hoisin sauce 
  • Rice vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Sriracha sauce (optional)

Measurements:

For the Peking Duck Filling:

  • Cooked and shredded Peking duck meat (from a leftover Peking duck or store-bought) - 1 cup
  • Hoisin sauce - 2 tablespoons 
  • Soy sauce - 1 tablespoon
  • Sesame oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Chinese five-spice powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Shredded Napa cabbage - 1 cup
  • Shredded carrots - 1/2 cup
  • Bean sprouts - 1/2 cup
  • Thinly sliced green onions - 2
  • Chopped fresh cilantro - 2 tablespoons
  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional) - 1 tablespoon

For Assembling the Spring Rolls:

  • Spring roll wrappers (8-inch size) - 12
  • Cornstarch - 1 tablespoon
  • Water - 2 tablespoons
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For Dipping Sauce:

  • Hoisin sauce - 1/4 cup
  • Rice vinegar - 1 tablespoon
  • Soy sauce - 1 tablespoon
  • Sriracha sauce (optional) - 1 tablespoon

Instructions:

1. Preparing the Peking Duck Filling

Combine the shredded Peking Duck meat with hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and Chinese five-spice powder in a bowl. Toss well until the Peking duck is coated with the flavors.

2. Adding Fresh Veggies and Herbs

Mix all the vegetables such as shredded Napa cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, green onions, and chopped cilantro. Gently fold the vegetables into the duck mixture. It is creating a harmonious blend of textures and colors. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds. (optional)

3. Assembling the Spring Rolls

Put a spring roll wrapper on a clean surface with one corner pointing towards you. Place 2-3 tablespoons of the Peking duck filling onto the center of the wrapper. 

Fold the bottom corner over the filling, then fold in the side corners. Tight the spring roll by sealing the top corner with the cornstarch-water mixture to secure it. Repeat the process for the remaining spring rolls.

4. Frying the Peking Duck Spring Rolls

Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the spring rolls in batches for about 2-3 minutes until they become golden brown. After that, remove it into a paper-towel plate.

5. Preparing the Dipping Sauce

Mix hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and Sriracha sauce (optional) together until well combined. Adjust the seasoning to your favor.

6. Serving Peking Duck Spring Rolls

Arrange the crispy Peking Duck Spring Rolls on a plate and garnish with fresh cilantro and toasted sesame seeds.

Conclusion:

Your Peking Duck Spring Rolls are ready to impress and delight your guests with their perfect fusion of flavors. This dish is crispy on the outside and tender and savory on the inside. Enjoy the blend of Chinese and Vietnamese traditions in this delightful creation!

Cheers!

FAQ

1. Can I use store-bought Peking Duck for this recipe?

Sure, This option is a convenient option. Look for pre-cooked and shredded Peking duck at Asian grocery stores or specialty markets.

2. Can I bake the spring tolls instead of frying them?

Frying gives a signature crispy texture to the Peking Duck Spring Rolls. You can bake them in preheated oven at 400F (200C) for about 20-25 minutes.

3. Are spring roll wrappers the same as egg roll wrappers?

Spring rolls wrappers are thinner and made with rice flour. Egg wrappers are thicker and contain wheat flour and egg. I recommend using spring rolls wrappers for this recipe for the best results.

4. Can I make the dipping sauce spicier?

Yes, If you want to increase the spiciness you can add more Sriracha sauce or some crushed red pepper flakes.

5. Can I substitute the hoisin sauce in the filling or dipping sauce?

Absolutely! You can substitute it with oyster sauce or sweet chili sauce for a different taste profile.

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