I’ve been busy. Celebrating my son’s birthday, my husbands’ and my own. Busy anniversary season over here and lots of parties. Appart from all those delicious cakes (the recipes will follow soon), I wanted to share with you a really impressive recipe that is quite popular in Romania in the cold season – roast duck with sour cabbage.
Serves 2, prep. time 1 hour
Utensils: a skillet
- 400-500 grams duck (portioned)
- 1 small sour cabbage, finely sliced
- 1 onion, finely sliced
- 1 dry red hot pepper
- 1 tsp dry thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- half tsp allspice
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 190ºC / 370ºF.
Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the duck and fry until slightly browned on all sides.
Remove the duck onto a plate. Add the onion and sauté it for a couple of minutes. Add cabbage, bay leaves, thyme, allspice, hot pepper and some freshly ground black pepper. Pour over 1 cup of warm water and turn the heat off. Place duck in the skillet, cover it and put it in the preheated oven. Roast for 40 minutes until both duck and cabbage are tender.
Serve hot with polenta. Enjoy!