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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Stewed Duck with Vegetable Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4-6










6 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

1/2 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

6 tablespoons

Whole duck (about 4 lbs)

Duck gizzard

Duck liver

Bamboo shoot

Dried mushrooms


Snow pea pods

Green onions

Star anise (optional)

Soy sauce



Cornstarch, mix with 1 tablespoon water

Cooking oil

Method :
  • Cut the duck through the breast lengthwise.

  • Open the breast and lay the duck flat on a big round plate with skin side up. Sprinkle and rub the duck with soy sauce. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  • Deep fry the duck until golden brown. Drain.

  • In a dutch oven or deep pot, mix soy sauce from #1, wine, sugar, star anise and green onion. Bring to a boil. Put the duck in and cover it with boiling water (about 6 cups).

  • Stew at lot heat until the duck is tender when only 1 cup of liquid is left (about 2 1/2 hours).

  • Remove the ligament of the gizzard. Slice the gizzard and liver. Slice and cook the bamboo shoots and carrots. Soften and slice the mushrooms.

  • Lay the duck on a platter with large bone removed.

  • Remove the crumbs and spices from the stewed sauce. Add sliced ingredients. Stir until cooked through.

  • Thicken the sauce with cornstarch paste.

  • Sprinkle some sesame oil and pour it over the duck.

  • Serve hot.

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