THIS WAS EPIC, my friends. I am soooo excited to share it with you… Spicy, savoury, sticky, juicy, garlicky… the most incredible table showstopper which, if you love duck, then you have to try at home.
Ever wondered how to cook duck? It’s so much easier than most people think, especially if you follow my simple step by step method, which makes for the most tender, juicy, flavourful, succulent meat.
The glaze is a combination of plum jam, which I made from the sweet, ripe, juicy plums from the trees in my garden, as well as a store-bought smoked spicy chilli relish, lots of ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, chilli powder and salt. You can be a bit playful here and mix up whatever preserves and relishes you love. A marmalade, cranberry, onion or mango would work perfectly too.
I served this beauty surrounded by a ton of colourful grilled veggies, whole garlic roasted in their pods, crispy potatoes and garnished with pretty homegrown edible flowers.
To brine or not to brine? If you have the time, then 100% brine your duck. It adds so much flavour and makes it exceptionally tender with crackling, crispy skin and doesn’t take long at all.
If you’ve never made roast duck before, then I urge you to try this easy recipe… I promise you’ll wish you had tried making it sooner!! 😍
Here’s some inspo for what you can do with the leftovers…
🦆 Before adding the glaze, save the duck fat drippings for roasting vegetables, potatoes, or even cooking eggs. The results are insanely good.
🦆 Don’t forget to save your duck bones, even freeze them. When you have time, boil the bones with any veggies and any aromatics you like. I made a bone broth with carrots, onions, ginger, garlic, herbs and whole spices, then strained it through a fine sieve to get the liquid gold broth, so nutritious and bursting with flavour, I plan to make an udon noodle soup soon.
🦆 There are endless dishes you could make with leftover duck. Some to try are duck fried rice, duck potato hash, duck ragu.
🦆 Veggies, chop up any leftover grilled veggies to make soup or a shakshuka-like I did.
METHOD FOR BRINE METHOD FOR DUCK
METHOD FOR BRINE
METHOD FOR DUCK