Duck with Pineapple Recipe
Thomas Sixt is a chef, food photographer, cookbook author and blogger.
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This time I’ll show you a particularly exciting, tasty duck with pineapple recipe that contains one ingredient that you’ve probably never used in cooking before.
With the Red Bull we “inspire” our sauce for duck breast – hard to believe but it actually tastes great!
If you are not a friend of the energy drink, then you can confidently leave out the canned food and control the sauce with a little more broth!
In the video I show you the preparation step by step.
I wish you good luck!
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1. Recipe Duck with Pineapple
So, well equipped and prepared, now I wish you a lot of fun in the kitchen!
Duck with Pineapple
Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.
Total Time 50 Min.
Simple instructions for preparing exotic duck dish.
|1||piece||glove of garlic|
|1||Can||Red Bull (You can also omit that :-))|
Set up the rice with the broth and cook until soft or al dente according to personal taste.
-> Keep the rice warm until serving.
Detach the duck legs as shown in the video and cut into pieces.
Prepare and provide the pineapple as shown in the video. Alternatively, you can use a piece of pineapple from a can.
Peel the garlic and onions and cut into fine cubes.
Cut the duck leg pieces into small pieces and fry in a pan with the skin side down.
Stew the pieces of meat with the lid on and continue cooking over reduced heat.
Prepare duck pan
After 15 minutes of cooking, flip the duck pieces and push to one side of the pan.
Sauté the onion, garlic and pineapple in the resulting pan juices and allow them to color slightly.
Add the flour and toast lightly.
Then deglaze with Red Bull Energy Drink and drink the rest.
Alternatively, you can use more broth and some white wine.
Add the soy sauces as well as the chicken broth.
Season with some chili.
Simmer the pineapple sauce and duck leg pieces gently.
Remove the duck pieces from the pan and taste a piece of meat.
When the meat is tender and cooked through, you can put it back in the sauce.
If the degree of doneness is not right, cut the duck meat into slices.
Finely chop the coriander.
Alternatively, you can use parsley or Thai basil 🙂.
Put the herbs in the duck pan.
Finely chop the chili and add to the duck pan or set aside for decoration.
Let the meat cook in the sauce and reduce the sauce to an ice cream.
Add broth if necessary.
Arrange the rice on hot plates:
-> Place the rice directly on the plate with a spoon
-> Rinse the cup with cold water, then put the rice in the cup and press firmly. Pour the rice out of the cup onto the plate.
Place the duck pieces on the plate with the pineapple and sauce.
Decorate with chili and serve quickly.
You could also decorate with sesame or colored sesame.
I wish you a good appetite!
Instead of duck legs, you can also use a duck breast for the preparation.
Here is the article How to Fry Duck Breast , I’ll show you step by step.
Cut the roast duck breast into slices or cubes and serve with the prepared sauce.
2. Nutrition Facts and Calories
3. Prepare Duck with Pineapple and Red Bull
Red Bull gives wings – this time to our duck (ducks do have wings, but double is better).
In fact, we use the Red Bull to make a wonderful sauce out of it.
Cooking with Red Bull sounds crazy…I love crazy things, especially when they taste good!Ingredients tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Have you ever wondered what we actually eat when we drink a Red Bull?
Red Bull consists of water, caffeine, sugar, taurine and B-complex vitamins.
Lots of good things that have often gotten us through the day and now I will explain to you how I use Red Bull in my recipe:
4. Duck Sauce with Pineapple
When the duck legs have been roasting for a while, I add pineapple pieces, onion and garlic to the meat.
When everything is a bit browned, I sprinkle some flour on top to make a sauce.
You can also use some rice water instead of flour.
It is important that starch is included so that a nice sauce is created.
As you may already know, you always have to deglaze flour with cold water.
And this is where our beloved energy drink comes into play.
I deglaze the whole thing with the Red Bull, add some broth and let everything reduce until the sauce has the desired consistency.
The Red Bull is particularly good in combination with the pineapple.
To be honest, I was a bit skeptical at first whether it could really taste good.
And it tastes really, really good!
Instead of Red Bull you can use more broth or some dry or exceptionally sweet white wine!Sauce cooking tip from chef Thomas Sixt
5. Remove the Duck Bones thereby Shortening the Cooking Time
Before I sear the duck legs, they have to be shelled raw.
Here is the video for that:
Once the triggering is done, our clubs can get started.
First, without adding any fat, we place them skin side down in a pre-heated pan and sear the duck legs.
Cover the pan and the meat will be nice and tender!Chef Thomas Sixt describes steaming
Now comes an important cooking tip that you must not forget:
Always cook the duck legs with a lid.
Duck leg meat has a relatively strong connective tissue.
The lid creates steam, which the meat absolutely needs to soften.
As you can see in the video, I turn the meat over after a few minutes and push it aside to thicken the sauce.
During this time, the duck legs will continue to cook nicely.
They’re crispy on the outside, but not quite done on the inside.
6. Prepare Duck Faster
Help! It smells delicious, I’m hungry but the meat is still too pink! There is a solution to every problem:
Here’s a tip from me to help the duck cook faster: Take the meat out of the pan and cut it into strips.
Then you put the pieces back into the sauce and let everything simmer until the desired degree of doneness is reached.
By cutting into pieces, I reduced the cooking time quite a bit and the dish is ready in 35 minutes in total.
You can find even more great tips in my cooking video further down in the post!
I hope you enjoy experimenting with Red Bull.
And be careful: Don’t drink all of it before you make the sauce! 🙂
7. Preparing Pineapple Cooking Video
Use a fresh pineapple or a canned pineapple for the dish.
I show you how to peel the pineapple in the following video:
8. Other Matching Ideas
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