Buck the Ducks Pizza
Makes 1 pizza
5 lbs. duck, defrosted
1 tbsp. Chinese five spice blend plus 2 tsp. reserved for later
1 tbsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 ‘loaf’ of frozen pizza dough, defrosted
1 tbsp. olive oil
6 to 8 oz. hoisin sauce (to taste)
4 oz. (1/2 bag) baby spinach, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
2 to 3 cups shredded favorite cheese blend
4 green onions, chopped
1 tbsp. black or toasted sesame seeds (optional)
Defrost duck in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove neck, giblets and rinse under cold water. Pierce skin with a fork. Combine 1 tablespoon Chinese five spice blend, salt and pepper; season duck inside and out. Roast duck, uncovered on a rack in a roasting pan in hot oven for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours (internal temperature 165 degrees in thigh). Cool and then remove meat from bones. Discard skin and bones. Roughly chop duck and combine with reserved 2 tsp. Chinese five spice blend. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread 1 tablespoon olive oil on pizza pan. Spread pizza dough in pan. Cover with plastic wrap and allow dough to rise for about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove plastic wrap and spread hoisin sauce over dough. Top with chopped spinach, red bell pepper, chopped duck and finish with shredded cheese. Bake 20 to 30 minutes (bottom of pizza is golden brown). Remove from oven and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired. Cut pizza as desired.