Thursday, January 27, 2011

stewed whole duck in brown sauce

1 whole duck or chicken
4 green onions
3 slice ginger
1 star anise (optional)
6 T. soy sauce
2 T. wine
3 oz. crystal sugar or 3 T. sugar
2 t. salt
2 t. sesame oil
8 cups oil
1/2 lb green vegetalbes (optional)

clean duck, brush an soak with soysauce about 1/2 hour, reserve sauce

deep fry the duck until it looks brown and the skin is crispy. remove duck from frying pan and drain oil

put the duck in a stew pot or the same frying pan, add green oinons, ginger, star anise, wine and the remaning soy sauce and 5 cups boiling water (to barely cover the duck) cover with lid and stew about 2-1/2 hours over very low heat. add sugar and salt after 1 hour in cooking.

when the sauce is reduced to 2/3 cups, splash the sesame oil, place duck on platter and pour sauce over top.

note: stir-fry green veggies with 3 T. oil and 1 t. salt, 1/2 t. sugar and place around duck. lettuce an parsley may be used but do not fry!

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