Jan 27, 2012

Roast Duck

The story about this recipe is that buying these duck legs wasn't really my intention. I went to the supermarket the other day, and grabbed the 2 duck legs that were already wrapped with plastic and assume that they were chicken legs. I didn't read the description! They kinda look the same with chicken legs because when I bought them, they were skin-side up. So I only saw the skin sides that look almost the same as chicken.

So when I reached home and decided to cook the 'chicken legs' (I guess I was wondering to make chicken soup or something), I cut them and had this smelly thing going on from the meat. I thought they were spoiled or something. But then I realized that they smell like..... duck meat? Then I read the name label on the plastic, and it says DUCK. I was like #$%^$&! Because the thing was, I had NO IDEA how to cook duck. I did research on how to cook duck. I thought roast duck would be nice! But I want to do the flavor by myself. Roasted meat with sweet soy sauce! yeah that must be good.
Here's the recipe : (I didn't use exact measurement, because as you have read I was experimenting) 

Ingredients : 
2 Duck Legs 
sweet soy sauce (as desired)
bay leaves and lemon (to make the duck's meat smell go away)
salt and pepper

Method :
Slice the meat roughly for it to absorb the ingredients well. Mix the the duck legs with sweet soy sauce, lemon juice and bay leaves. Leave it for a couple of hours, or preferably overnight. After they are ready, preheat your oven in 200 degrees celcius. But I use small oven, so I have to reduce the heat a little bit to prevent it from burning and not cooked well inside.

Vie's Notes : The ducks will give out a lot of oily fat. So that's why I had to get them out from the oven and throw away the fat. But I heard that you can even use the duck's fat to make mashed potato or something. And btw, try putting more sweet soy sauce while they were half roasted.


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Bizzy B. Bakes said...

YOu did a beautiful job with these. They are tempting me, as I write.