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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spiced Braised Duck

1 medium sized duck
3 slices root ginger
2 cloves star anise
water
2 tbsps oil

Seasoning Ingredients: (blended)

1 tbsp five-spice powder
1 tsp black pepper
5 tbsps black soya sauce
5 tbsps light soya sauce
3 tsps sugar
salt to taste

1- Clean duck.
2- Rub seasoning mixture over and inside duck. Leave aside for an hour.
3- Heat oil in the wok. Stir-fry ginger briefly and add duck. Let duck sizzle in the hot pan for a while. Lower heat.
4- Meanwhile, add 2 cups/500ml water to seasoning mixture in the bowl that contained the duck. Pour into the wok. Add more water to immerse the duck. Drop in the star anise.
5- Cover the pan and bring to boil over high heat. Lower heat and allow to simmer for at least 1 1/2 hours. Turn over occasionally to cook evenly.
6- When duck is tender, uncover and allow the sauce to simmer till thickened.
7- Remove duck from pan. When cool, chop into bite-size pieces.



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