Goosey, goosey gander….

So now I've got my duck what do I do with it?

So now I’ve got my duck what do I do with it?

Goose, personally not my bag but we had one and roasted it and it still didn’t do it for me. But I dutifully stripped the last of the meat from the carcass, bagged and froze it. And there it stayed, looking at me sadly every time I opened the bottom freezer draw. I then stumbled on this recipe in The Sunday Times Magazine. Yes I know it’s for duck but never let specifics stand in the way of good food.

Lets be clear, this is not something I will be making regularly either with duck or goose but it was delicious and I wanted to share. Oh and as I wasn’t paying attention to the ingredients when I went food shopping I fudged with what I had, so as per this is the bastardized version. But it was a perfect Friday night dinner.


I had a good couple of handfuls of meat and that made 8 lettuce cups which did 2 small mains, they’re a lot more filling than you’d think.

Shredded roast goose or duck, I also think pork belly would probably work really well too.

of equal portions to the meat: finely chopped (think matchsticks) carrots, cucumber (you need to discard/eat the watery middle bit, mushrooms (I used chestnut as I think they have a bit more flavour but aren’t as expensive as the shiitake).

Finely chopped chilli – you’re on your own for volume on this one, I used a piece the size of my thumb nail but I’m a wimp when it comes to heat.

A thumbs worth of grated ginger

3 cloves garlic, smashed and finely chopped

2 Tble Tamari/soy

2 Tble fish sauce

2 Tble rice vinegar

Little gem lettuce leaves

  1. Get your pan really hot and then throw in your meat (this will render the fat out to flavour the other food and makes the meat crispy and delicious), garlic, chilli and ginger. You want the flavours to blend, and coat without burning so not for long approx 3 min and make sure you stir.
  2. Throw in the veg and again mix well.
  3. Add your liquids and, you guessed it, stir well. It may need an extra minute to reduce liquid to approx 1/2 but see how you go.
  4. Place even portions of the mix into lettuce cups and eat immediately. You’ll need kitchen roll as it will drip everywhere.



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