Duck and Lemongrass Skewers with Hoisin Peanut Dipping Sauce

Duck and lemongrass skewers with hoisin peanut dipping sauce

Cook these lemongrass duck skewers over an open flame for nice char-grilled flavor.


Second Place 2013 Chef Recipe Contest, Corporate Chef Keoni Chang

Ingredients

  • 1

    8 Skewers (6 inches each), fresh Lemongrass stalks, or disposable wooden chopsticks (soaked in water)

Dipping Sauce

  • 1

    2/3 cup Hoisin Sauce

  • 2

    1/3 cup Creamy Peanut Butter

  • 3

    1/3 cup Warm Water

  • 4

    3 Tbsp Lime Juice, fresh

  • 5

    1-1/2 Tbsp Soy Sauce

  • 6

    2 each Garlic Cloves, minced

  • 7

    1 each Thai or Serrano Chili, minced (adjust to personal preference)

Duck

  • 2

    4 Tbsp Fresh Lemongrass, tender pale green parts only, finely minced

  • 3

    4 each Garlic Cloves, finely minced

  • 4

    1/8 cup Shallots or Yellow Onion, finely minced

  • 5

    1/8 cup Scallions, finely chopped

  • 6

    2 Tbsp Mint, chopped

  • 7

    2 tsp Sugar

  • 8

    1 tsp Salt

  • 9

    1 Tbsp Soy Sauce

  • 10

    1 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce

  • 11

    1 Tbsp. Sriracha (Asian hot chili sauce)

Plating

  • 1

    2 Tbsp Carrots, finely grated for garnish

  • 2

    1 tsp Roasted Peanuts, chopped for garnish

  • 3

    1 head Boston Lettuce or Small Green Leaf Lettuce, leaves separated

  • 4

    Fresh Mint

  • 5

    Thai or Regular Basil

  • 6

    Cilantro

  • 7

    Cucumber, chopped

Directions

Dipping Sauce

  • 1

    Mix together all ingredients in a bowl. Adjust consistency with more warm water if necessary.

  • 2

    Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Duck Skewers

  • 1

    Preheat a gas grill on medium heat or prepare a charcoal grill to medium heat.

  • 2

    Gently mix together all the ingredients listed.

  • 3

    Form meat mixture into 8 sausage-shaped portions (about 1/4 cup each).

  • 4

    Gently thread each “sausage” with a lemongrass skewer, leaving 2 inches exposed.

  • 5

    Grill on medium heat for 6 minutes, turning every 2 minutes. Remove and place on platter.

Plating

  • 1

    Place the sauce in a serving bowl and garnish with the shredded carrots and chopped peanuts.

  • 2

    Serve with lettuce leaf cups, mint, basil, cilantro, shredded cucumber and dipping sauce.

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Prep Time: 1 hr 25 min
Cook Time: 6 min
Ready Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Servings: 4 (2 skewers each)