You’re going to love this low carb Peking Duck recipe! Serve it with lettuce wraps or low carb tortillas as an appetizer or main course!
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So if you saw my recent recipe for a whole roasted duck, you’ll know that I planned to make a low carb version of Peking Duck with the roasted meat. This dish used to be one of my favorites at Chinese restaurants back in England: the combination of perfectly cooked duck, the cool crisp cucumber, the tangy sauce, and some thin slivers of green onions, all wrapped up in a thin pancake.
To adapt this fantastic dish to be suitable for a low carb diet, I first started with a sugar free version of Hoisin Sauce. It’s very easy to make – just click the link for the recipe.
Secondly, I needed some cooked duck – you can follow my recipe mentioned above, or really you can cook the duck however you would like! And finally, I needed an alternative for the pancakes – which was easy: low carb tortillas, large lettuce leaves, or both!
I’d definitely recommend making the Hoisin sauce in advance. Whether you cook the meat on the same day that you want to make this Peking duck dish, is up to you! Once you have those two components, all you need to do is prepare the vegetables, and warm through the tortillas in the microwave. I use the small fajita ones from Mission that are 3g net carbs per tortilla, but check out my full low carb tortilla review! Oh and if the Hoisin sauce has been in the fridge, you might want to take it out and bring it up to room temperature before serving.
Cut the green onions into thin strips, and the cucumber (I use English cucumber out of habit!) into thin batons.
Set out all the elements of the meal, and invite your guests to assemble their own duck delights! You could serve this as an appetizer or main course.
Note: Calculating the nutritional data wasn’t straight-forward for this recipe, because it rather depends on how much duck you have! But I’ve given my best estimate, but not included the lettuce or tortillas so that you can make the best choices depending on your way of eating.
Here’s the lettuce wrap version:
And with a low carb tortilla:
Low Carb Peking Duck
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- Prepare the duck and the sauce according to the separate recipes.
- Prepare the cucumber, green onions and lettuce leaves, and set them out on serving plates.
- Warm the tortillas (if using) in a microwave for 10-15 seconds.
- Invite your guests to create their own wraps, using either the lettuce leaves or tortillas.