Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Christmas Duck

  • 3kg duck
  • Nut Roast
  • Maris piper potatoes
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Carrots
  • 6 rashers smoked back bacon
  • Chippolatas
  • Butcher's pigs in blankets

  • Sainsburies Christmas pudding
  • Home made brandy butter
  • Double cream

Two days before - Nut Roast

Ruth made this, it turned out very well.

The night before

Stabbed duck all over. Filled primarily with rosemary but also sage and bay. Squeezed an orange over the duck, rubbed salt in and peppered. Put orange peel inside duck. Left over night in oven.

Cut rind of one orange into small pieces, cut up bay and rosemary. Dried two sliced of brown bread in oven, crumbled into breadcrumbs. Added one egg and rolled into small balls, placed on baking tray in oven overnight.

Made some additional pigs in blankets by cutting streaky from back bacon, rolled some plain blankets from the body of the bacon.

On the day

Roasted for two and a half hours. Boiled the potatoes and the parsnips and cooked in fat from duck.


Best duck so far!

Slightly more carrots, potatoes boiled slightly less, maybe.