May 20, 2011

Slow-Roasted Duck Legs with Hoisin-Orange GlazeRecipe from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

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Serves: 4 // Prep time: 10 minutes | Grilling time: about 1 hour | Special equipment: 5 apple wood chunks

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Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 8 whole duck legs, each 6 to 8 oz

Oil and Spices

  • .75 tsp Chinese five spice
  • .5 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • .75 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp kosher salt


  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • .25 cups orange marmalade

Wine / Beer / Spirits

  • 2 fl oz mirin (sweet rice wine)


  • 2 fl oz fresh orange juice

Special Equipment

  • 5 apple wood chunks



  • ¼ cup orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon Chinese five spice

  • 8 whole duck legs, each 6 to 8 ounces, trimmed of excess fat


  1. Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (about 325°F) using the ring-of-fire configuration.

  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the glaze ingredients. Bring to a simmer to melt the marmalade and then remove from the heat.

  3. In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients and then season the duck evenly with the rub.

  4. Brush the cooking grate clean. Add the wood chunks to the charcoal. When the wood begins to smoke, cook the duck, skin side up, over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the duck is evenly browned and crispy and is fully cooked, about 1 hour. During the last 15 to 20 minutes of grilling time, turn and baste the duck with the glaze every 5 to 10 minutes. Serve warm.

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Rating: 5 stars

May 9, 2013

Eli G

Great little grill

The very first grill I ever bought was a Smokey Joe Silver and it had served me well for many years. It was such a great little grill that I chose to buy a bigger Weber and went with the 22 1/2" One Touch Silver. I was very well taken care of by these amazing grills. After owning the Smokey Joe Silver for so many years I thought I would "upgrade" and get this Gold model. The Gold model cooks just as well and adds some fun features. I actually gave this to my brother in law and he is so happy with the food that this grill puts out. Of course after giving him my new Smokey Joe I had to replace it. Ha Ha Ha

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