A spectacular and appetizing dish - a baked duck with apples - perfectly suits as a main hot dish for a New Year or Christmas table. A rosy duck with fragrant baked apples always looks festive, decorates the table with its look, and the home and guests are pleased with the taste! In this publication, we propose to get acquainted with the step-by-step recipe of cooking duck with apples. And cooking this dish is not so difficult. Try it, and you will get a gorgeous dish for Christmas!
Ingredients for Duck with Apples
- a duck weighing 1, 5 kg;
- 4-5 apples of hard green varieties (Simirenko);
- ground black pepper;
- chicken seasoning - optional.
Method of cooking duck with apples
It's great if you manage to find a homemade duck. It is fat, soft, and baked quickly. Shop duck is also suitable, but since the meat is tighter, it is advisable to boil it before baking. And if you want to do without boiling, then you need to bake a little longer. So, plucked, gutted and defrozen my duck, lightly dry them, Prick the skin with a fork or cut it with a knife, rub it with salt, pepper and spices. Let it stand at room temperature for 1 hour - pickle.
We begin to clean the apples shortly before the specified time passes - if they are cleaned earlier, they may darken. We take hard varieties so that during prolonged roasting the apples do not turn into mashed potatoes, but remain slices.
Washed apples are cut, cleaned from the hearts, and the peel is not necessary to clean.
We push into the duck of apples as much as fit.
Then we sew or fix with toothpicks.
It is better to bake a duck in a sleeve, than just on a baking sheet or in an uatyatnice - hermetically tied, it will prepare much faster and it will turn out juicy.
We need a piece of sleeve for roasting three times the length of the duck itself. Carefully, in order not to tear the sleeve, place the duck in its middle.
Let us retreat from it 15-20 cm to each edge and tightly tie up the sleeve with knots or using special clips. The allowance is necessary so that the sleeve, when inflated during preparation, does not crack.
Put the duck in the sleeve on a baking sheet or in a baking dish and put it in the oven.
Cooking at 200-220 ° C for an hour, perhaps 15-20 minutes longer - the specific time depends on the size of the duck and your oven. The sleeve should be inflated, the broth in the sleeve should boil, and the duck should be a little bit golden. Then reduce the roasting temperature to 180 ° C and we will cook another 30-40 minutes so that the duck will cook well.
After 1, 5-2 hours, even the shop duck should be ready. But inside the sleeve it remains pale. And we need a rosy, beautiful! Therefore, we will take the form of tack and carefully - in the middle of hot steam! - cut and open the sleeve. Lay out the whole apples and put the duck under the grill for 15-20 minutes.
Duck with apples is ready. We spread it on a tray.
We decorate with apples, we can put garnish on the sides - buckwheat or potatoes, and serve hot!