Thursday, 9 June 2011
Duck Roast Honeyed - (Party Menu)
Broiler duck:1 about 11/2 kg
Pepper powder:1 1/2tbsps
Soya sauce(dark or sweet):2tbsps
Salt :to taste.
Sugar:1 tbsp(avoid if using sweet soy sauce)
Aniseed powder:1 tsp
Honey:3 to 4 tbsps
First wash duck well,wipe dry. Mix the rest of the ingredients together, except honey.Smear this spice mix all over the duck & in the stomach cavity. Leave in fridge to marinate overnight.
Place on baking tray, bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for ½ an hour, then at 160 0 for 2hours. Turn over in between. 10 mins before taking off the oven, brush with honey. let it brown all over. This gives the skin a nice crunch. Pour off excess fat that oozes out during roasting.
To check if cooked, poke the breast side with a fork. If liquid runs clear, consider it done.
Rest the duck for ½ an hr before carving.
Serve with a salad.