Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Braised Duck Recipe

Ingredients :

2 kg

5 tablespoons

2 teaspoons

5 tablespoons

1 1/2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

1/4 cup

5 1/2 tablespoons

2 slices

2

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

Duckling

Sugar

Chinese cinnamon bark

Red fermented rice

Cornflour

Rice wine or sherry

Soy sauce

Crystal sugar, crushed

Ginger root

Spring onions (scallions)

Salt

Fennel seeds

Method :
  • Clean the duck thoroughly.

  • Place it in a large pot with its back facing upwards.

  • Add enough water to cover it, then add red fermented rice, soy sauce, salt, rice wine or sherry, crystal sugar, cinnamon bark, fennel seeds, spring onions and ginger root.

  • Bring it to a rapid boil and keep the heat fairly high for 1 hour, turn the duck over and simmer gently for 1/2 hour.

  • Take it out to cool.

  • Leave about half the juice in the pan.

  • Add sugar and when it is dissolved, strain through a sieve to get rid of the spices.

  • Mix the cornflour with a little cold water to thicken the gravy, then leave to cool.

  • Chop the duck into small pieces, pour the gravy over it and serve.

Note : Braised duck could be served cold as a starter, or hot as a main dish.

 

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