It is Duck recipe day today! I could never understand why duck is getting such a bad rap because of its fat content. A duck recipe where the fat is not visible is worth trying out.
The video below is a slideshow of images taken while preparing Slow Cooked Duck with Green Olives and Herbes de Provence. By looking at the images you may say that it takes too long to prepare; just remember that great recipes often take the longest to prepare.
In the Caribbean, meat and poultry are cooked until very little fat is visible. When frying Griot that another question. Many people love to see the fat attached to pork skin. Griot is a national dish of Haiti.
A slow cooked duck dish is worth trying. There are many family recipes that I am sorry to say I cannot share. That’s why they are secret recipes. Sorry guys! 🙂
I wanted to share a recipe that was inviting and fairly easy for you to make. When they say that the internet is full of information, it is true. There are tons of duck recipes on the web, but most of them did not have that tasty wow factor I wanted.
I love browsing for food recipes. When I found this recipe, Slow Cooked Duck Green Olives, and Herbes de Provence, it was like a match made in food heaven. No, seriously! Take a look at the original recipe, here.
I changed a few things in the original recipe because I wanted it to be a bit more my liking and spicier. For example, I used fresh tomatoes instead of tomato paste, homemade chicken broth, more wine and I added a seeded hot pepper, habanero to be exact.
Now how about heading into your kitchen to make this delicious dish. But first, let’s get down to business.
I chose fresh tomatoes over tomato paste because of preference. I thought it gave the dish a great finish. As far as dry white wine, make sure you buy a wine you would drink. I am not referring to a $5 or $7 bottle of wine. I am referring to a good and tasty wine you enjoy.
Homemade chicken stock!!! There is nothing better than homemade chicken stock. I usually make my own. I either use the leftover liquid from making chicken in my crockpot or my own chicken stock recipe.
You can also use store-bought chicken broth if you prefer. Always make sure you buy the low sodium kind. A low sodium chicken stock allows you control the sodium content in your dish. And it is much healthier also.
Now, are you ready to make this dish! How about making it for the holidays or even make it part of your next Sunday dinner.