Duck and apples - almost a classic combination that will surely please with taste! The bird is soaked with fruit juices, beautifully roasted, it becomes incredibly fragrant and juicy. Here are the most delicious step-by-step recipes for ducks with apples.
It is worth a try!
Duck with apples - general principles of cooking
If the bird is baked whole, then you need to choose a young duck weighing no more than 2.5 kg. Otherwise, it will be difficult to bring the bird to readiness and softness, but it does not overdry, do not set fire to the skin. Rinse the carcass before use, cut off the rump, you can remove the extreme phalanxes of the wings, since there is no meat on them, and often they burn. Additionally, the wings can be wrapped with foil and the same with legs, if the bird will be prepared without foil. Large duck is desirable to prepare slices.
Apples for baking, it is desirable to use acidic varieties. They can follow the whole recipe or be cut, laid inside or stowed next to the bird.
What else do duck cooks with:
• prunes, nuts;
• various other vegetables;
• rice, buckwheat and other cereals.
Often the bird is marinated before baking, it makes the meat tastier and more tender. Different sauces are used: mustard, mayonnaise, soy sauce, all sorts of spices and honey. If the duck will lie for a long time, then it must be covered with something, you can put it in a bag or in a large bucket, a container.
For baking, they usually use foil, sleeves or special bags, it is easy to dry the bird without covering. On average, a carcass of about 2 kg in the oven will cook 2-2.5 hours. The bird can be stewed with apples in a slow cooker or in a cauldron on the stove, but these methods are used less frequently.
Whole Duck with Apples: A Step-by-Step Recipe
A classic step-by-step recipe for duck with apples. This is the version of the dish that can be seen on the tables in old movies or on holidays. To make everything tasty and beautiful, you need to strictly follow the technology. For the marinade a mixture of sweet, spicy, salty and spicy ingredients is used. Ingredients
• 5-7 green sour apples;
• 1 tbsp. l honey;
• 2 tbsp. l mustard;
• 1 tsp. spices for meat or poultry;
• 0.3 tsp. dry basil;
• 2 spoons of butter;
• 4-5 cloves of garlic.
1. Rinse, prepare the duck carcass according to all the rules. As written a little higher. If suddenly there are feathers left on the surface, then they must be removed, it will be at least unpleasant and repulsive in the prepared dish. It is convenient to use ordinary cosmetic tweezers. Just take out the pads one by one.
2. Wash the washed bird with napkins outside and inside. If drops of water remain on the duck, then it will marinate poorly.
3. Make an explosive mix for the marinade. If honey is candied or just thick, then you need to melt it. Often it is not advised to overheat, but in any case, the bird will be baked, so you can not think about the preservation of vitamins. By the way, instead of honey you can use a spoonful of brown sugar, the effect will be almost the same.
4. Add to the honey chopped or grated garlic cloves, lay the mustard. We enter spices and salt, we throw a little basil. You can take a mixture of Provencal herbs. Grind everything well, then pour in two spoons of butter. The third is left to lubricate the form before baking.
5. We rub the inside and outside of the bird with the prepared aromatic mixture, leave to marinate for an hour, but it can last even longer, if necessary, keep in the refrigerator for up to two days, the taste will only benefit from this.
6. Cut the apples into slices, remove the core, do not need to cut the pieces.
7. Some apples are laid in the duck belly. We pin the hole with toothpicks or sew. We use for this the usual large-sized sewing needle.
8. We lubricate the shape for the duck, it is advisable to choose the appropriate size so that a lot of free space remains. You can use utyatnitsu.
9. Put the pieces of apples that are left on the bottom. Above we have a duck.
10. Cover with foil, send to a heated oven, temperature for a duck is 190 degrees. Cooking for 1.5-2 hours. Periodically gently open the foil, pour the carcass with fat from the bottom of the form. 11. After 2 hours, you can remove the foil altogether, brown the carcass for 20-30 minutes until a beautiful crust.
12. Before serving, shift the carcass to a dish, remove toothpicks or threads, depending on what has been used. Bottom apples that fit under the duck are usually saturated with fat, you can not put them.
Duck with apples: a step-by-step recipe for slices (with prunes)
Option amazingly juicy and tender birds, which is prepared in pieces. In a step-by-step recipe for duck with apples, prunes are used, but you can also take dried dried apricots. It will perfectly fit into the dish, will give its flavor and taste. You can use just chopped carcass or selective parts, for example, only the legs.
• 1.5 kg duck;
• 3 apples;
• 130 g of prunes;
• 70 g of oil;
• 2 spoons of nuts;
1. To wash the pieces of duck and wipe thoroughly on all sides with napkins, it is important to dry the bird so that it is well browned. But at will, prior to pre-frying, you can roll the slices in plain wheat flour, they will quickly become covered in a crust. Small pieces do not do, you can just cut the duck on the joints.
2. Heat any oil in a large frying pan, you can even take butter. We heat well, so that the bird does not produce juices.
3. Putting the duck in pieces, fry until golden brown, first on one side, then also on the second. If the whole duck does not fit at one time, then we prepare in two steps. Spread the prepared bird can be immediately in a baking dish.
4. Rinse prunes. If it is dry, then hold it a little in warm water, the same can be done with dried apricots, if it is used.
5. Wash apples, cut into large pieces, remove the stubs with seeds.
6. Chop nuts, but you can cook without them. Pour to apples, mix, add prunes or dried apricots.
7. Now the spices. The duck hasn’t been salted yet, it hasn’t been peppered, but it has already been fried. Therefore, the spices need to be mixed with something liquid, you can use soy sauce as a base, take some apple juice or just water. Dilute salt and pepper, but just a little, you can add any seasoning at your discretion. Grate the fried pieces, return everything to the form. 8. Between the duck spread out the slices of apples with prunes and nuts. If something remains, then just pour out on top.
9. Stretch on the shape of a piece of ordinary aluminum foil.
10. We preheat the oven to 180 degrees, it is not necessary to do higher temperatures.
11. We put the form with duck and fruit, cook for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. You can leave longer. During this time the bird will be well extinguished, saturated with juices, it will turn out unusually tender and fragrant.
12. The finished dish is served with fresh vegetables, supplemented with side dishes of rice or buckwheat.
Duck with apples: a step-by-step recipe with potatoes
Another great step-by-step recipe for duck with apples, in which the bird is prepared entirely. Additionally used potatoes. In order not to cut it, choose the same size and even tubers. Very tasty dish is obtained with young potatoes.
• small duck;
• 5 small apples;
• 100 g sour cream;
• 3 cloves of garlic;
• 1 tbsp. l mustard (optional);
• 8-10 potatoes;
• salt, pepper, other seasonings;
• 2 tbsp. l oils.
1. Peel the garlic cloves, chop and combine with sour cream, add mustard to the sharpness if desired, or simply pour the pepper, season it all with salt, and grind it thoroughly.
2. Rinse the duck carcass, cut off all the excess, dry and rub with sour cream. You can also use mayonnaise, it also perfectly permeates the bird. But the dish can turn out to be too fat. Do not forget to rub the inside.
3. Leave the duck pickle for at least an hour. Periodically, you can grind sour cream over the surface, so that it with the spices better penetrated inside.
4. On the apples that remained, make a few punctures. They are needed to prevent fruit from bursting in unexpected places.
5. We cut two apples into slices, they are needed to fill the bird. We lay inside. In principle, you can not sew up a hole, but it is better to stab the skin with a pair of toothpicks.
6. Peel the potatoes, rub in salt and pepper, add the remaining apples to them and pour in the vegetable oil. Stir well.
7. Put a duck in a greased form, scatter apples and potatoes around. You can put it all in a sleeve for baking. Or cover with a piece of foil. 8. Send to the oven, cook exactly two hours. We set the temperature for the duck around 190-200 degrees.
9. After two hours you need to get the form. Remove the foil. At the bottom there will be fat and juice with spices, watering the duck.
10. Potatoes are well soaked below; they need to be turned over.
11. Now we add the temperature in the oven to 210-220 degrees, send the duck with apples and potatoes again in the oven.
12. Cooking for about half an hour, getting an appetizing crust on the bird. So that it does not dry up, you can periodically water the juices from the bottom of the form.
Duck with apples - useful tips and tricks
• The main duck fat is under thick skin, it is difficult to melt. Before baking, you can make shallow cuts along the surface of the carcass to speed up the process.
• Liver, heart and other by-products can be put back inside the duck carcass after washing and processing, let them cook together with apples.
• To keep the duck from sticking to the form and not to float in fat, you can lay it on a layer of apples, onions or carrots, potatoes.
• In many step-by-step recipes, ducks with apples simply have spices. You can take the mixture for meat, chicken, minced meat, they all fit perfectly.
• If you need to cover the carcass with foil, then put a piece of meat on the most prominent part, fat, you can trimmed wing. The coating will not touch the bird, it will not stick, it will not spoil the skin.