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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Duck!

Happy Xmas all who read this... all 3 of you :-)

I roasted a nice free range organic duck this year. Salt and peppered the skin, with garlic, salt and a wedge of onion in the cavity. All nice and simple as always (I used as a guide Jamie Oliver's book from his Italy programme {I didn't see the programme] but the recipes rock).

I kept the fat from the duck to roast my potatoes in, they came out really crisp and gorgeous (after being par boiled) :-D

The brussel sprouts I par boiled, chilled in ice-water then fried in butter to warm them up.

I also made my own "stuffing", bread crumbs, onion and sage. Left to marinade in themselves for a while then panfried in butter (I could have put some garlic in, I can't remember!).

All in all a good feast... now for the leftover recipes!

3 comments:

Mona said...

Dang, that's frickin awesome sounding.
We're gonna try and roast some potatoes tonight but we won't have the killer duck fat to use...what a great idea. And stuffing?! I hope you had someone to share all that with..or you're gonna have to go on a big ol' hike like I did yesterday-ha!

Nazca said...

I shared it with a friend. I was planning to have it all by myself... it worked out better this way!

Catesa said...

yep brussel sprouts, now im really sure i gagged.

hte duck sounds amazing as always m'dear will miss you this week!