Peking Duck with Homemade Sesame Pancakes & Miso Hoisin Sauce

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Peking duck, originally prepared for emperors during the imperial era, is now considered a traditional classic dish in Hong Kong. Though this dish takes a considerable amount of time to prepare, that’s part of what makes it so special, and so impressive. None of the steps require much skill, though your dinner guests will think you’re a culinary master. Though duck contains a high amount of fat, duck fat has less saturated fat than butter, and can actually lower your cholesterol with its high levels of healthy mono-unsaturated fat. It’s the healthiest animal fat you can eat. Most of the fat renders out of the duck when you cook it this way, and you can use the remaining rendered fat to cook meats and vegetables. Homemade pancakes reduce unnecessary processed ingredients, and making your own hoisin sauce allows for the inclusion of super-food miso. Its fermented qualities boost your immune system and digestion. Fill up your scallion pancake with crunchy, fresh and healthy scallions and cucumbers, and serve your Peking duck with a simple cabbage slaw, and you’ll have a healthy twist on this very impressive and delicious Hong Kong classic.

For the recipe, visit GeoBlue’s Healthy Travel Blog, or their site Travel Well Worldwide.

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