Roast Duck Pizza with Figs and Arugula


1 tbsp. Shaoxing Wine

1 tbsp. hoisin sauce

1/2 tsp of dark soy sauce

1 tsp salt

1/8 tsp white pepper

1/8 tsp five spice powder

For the pizza

Dough of choice

2 tbsp. water

1tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp hoisin sauce

2 tsp rice vinegar

1 tsp honey

pinch of salt

pinch of 5 spice powder

8oz grated mozzarella

4 fresh figs

handful of arugula greens

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil


  1. Rinse the duck legs and pat dry. Mix together all of the marinade ingredients and rub the marinade all over the duck. It would be best to let the duck marinate overnight, but not essential

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place the duck on a foil lined sheet pan. Roast the duck for about 45 minutes and finish under the broiler to crisp the skin a bit.

  3. Once cooled, take the meat off the bone and shred it with a fork or just with your hands. Put about a tablespoon of hot water on the roasting pan and use a rubber spatula to deglaze it. Toss the meat in with the juices and duck fat. Set duck aside.

  4. 4.In a small sauce pan over low heat, add the water, soy, hoisin, rice wine vinegar, honey, salt, and five spice, and heat until it’s thick enough to coat a spoon. Set aside. Preheat your oven to the highest temperature it can muster.

  5. 5.This recipe makes about 2 medium sized pizzas. For each pizza, roll out your pizza dough on your baking sheet and brush on a thin layer of your sauce. You can use some the drippings from the duck pan for this purpose as well. Sprinkle with cheese and shredded duck, and dot with fig slices.

  6. 6.Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on how hot your oven is. Toss your arugula lightly with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper, and sprinkle over the finished pizza. Drizzle the pizza with a little more of your sauce, and serve!

  7. Recipe credit: thewoksoflife.com