Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Christmas Duck 2021

  • 2.8kg duck from https://www.coombefarmorganic.co.uk/
  • Nut Roast by Ruth
  • Maris piper potatoes
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Red cabbage
  • 6 rashers smoked back bacon
  • Waitrose pigs in blankets
  • Aldi Christmas pudding
  • Home made brandy butter
  • Double cream

Day before - Nut Roast

Ruth made this, it turned out very well.

The night before

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

On the Day

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

Boiled brussel sprouts, microwaved carrots.

Made gravy from juices, three tablespoon (two would have been fine) of plain flour, one orange with its juice. Three table spoons of red currants.

Citrus Forcemeat balls

Cut rind of one orange into small pieces, cut up bay and rosemary. Red currants. Using a lot of breadcrumbs. Added pork fat, olled into small balls, placed on baking tray and cooked in oven.

Not bad