Braised duck with pineapple

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 \N Duck; 4 to 5 pounds
4 tablespoons Soy sauce
2 tablespoons Sherry
½ teaspoon Sugar
½ teaspoon Salt
1 \N Scallion stalk
1 \N Clove garlic
1 \N Or
2 slices Fresh ginger root (up to)
6 tablespoons Oil
½ cup Pineapple juice
2½ cup Water
4 slices Canned pineapple
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
3 tablespoons Water

1. Wipe duck inside and out with a damp cloth. Combine soy sauce, sherry, sugar and salt; rub mixture over duck inside and out.

2. Cut scallion stalk in ½-inch sections. Crush garlic. Mince ginger root.

3. Heat oil in a large heavy pan. Stir-fry scallion, garlic and ginger to soften slightly. Add duck and brown quickly on all sides.

4. Drain canned pineapple. Reserve juice and combine with water, then pour over duck. Top bird with pineapple slices. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, until done (about 1-½ hours).

5. Transfer duck to a serving platter, leaving liquids in pan. Cut each pineapple slice in four and arrange all decoratively on duck.

6. Reheat duck liquids. Meanwhile blend cornstarch and remaining cold water to a paste, then stir in to thicken duck liquids. Pour over duck and serve.

From <The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook>, ISBN 0-517-65870-4. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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