Boyfriend in the kitchen: A saucy duck dish

duck with tomato jusA tad extravagant for a Saturday lunch? Perhaps…

I’ll be honest: duck doesn’t really do it for me. It was the veggies – mushrooms, onions and basil – that I really wolfed down. And the sauce! Oh, the sauce. After a couple of wildly unsuccessful guesses, T shared with me exactly what went into it:

  • Water
  • Tomato paste
  • Oregano
  • A dash of oyster sauce (yes, really)

How about you – are you a duck fan?

13 thoughts on “Boyfriend in the kitchen: A saucy duck dish

  • Reply Kevin Post April 8, 2013 at 08:58

    My wife isn’t too keen on duck but I quite like it from time to time. If prepared correctly it is exquisite, not to mention the reputation one obtains from being able to make a delicious duck dish. I hear it’s really tasty when made into a dried duck jerky. But let’s be honest, who’s ever met someone who preferred duck over chicken?

  • Reply Michelle April 8, 2013 at 09:06

    I’ve only had duck once or twice so I can’t really say. This looks delicious though!

  • Reply Kara April 8, 2013 at 09:57

    Duck is okay, but I’m not terribly crazy for it; I find it to be a bit fatty for my liking. Usually I have it in the form of Peking duck, so it’s been a while! That sauce sounds amazing though!

  • Reply anna April 8, 2013 at 12:27

    I love duck but don’t eat it too often – that looks amazing!!

  • Reply Michelle April 8, 2013 at 13:05

    Why isn’t your boyfriend a chef? He is an amazing cook.

    • Reply eemusings April 8, 2013 at 13:07

      Some things make for better hobbies than jobs šŸ™‚

  • Reply Linda April 8, 2013 at 15:09

    I LOVE duck! The first time I had it was only about 10 years ago. We never ate it growing up, but one evening I was at a restaurant that had it on the menu and I thought I’d just try it. Yes, it is more fatty than chicken, but chicken is so bland and easily dried out that I don’t much eat it when at a restaurant. I love duck confit more than duck breast, but both are yummy. šŸ™‚

  • Reply Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank April 8, 2013 at 22:40

    I love duck, and that picture looks super tasty.
    I normally only eat it when I go out to restaurants as it is too expensive otherwise.

  • Reply Budget and the Beach April 9, 2013 at 03:33

    Wow that looks AMAZING!!!

  • Reply krantcents April 9, 2013 at 09:09

    I love anything with mushrooms and tomato sauce!

  • Reply Justin April 9, 2013 at 15:20

    That dish looks amazing. T really can cook.
    I’ve only had duck once. My wife’s parents are immigrants and in their country they eat duck on New Year’s for luck. The soup was good, however, I was allergic to some of the seasonings and ended up sick for the rest of the night.

  • Reply Kim@Eyesonthedollar April 9, 2013 at 15:50

    I’ve only had duck once and thought it was greasy. That looks really good, though. I bet the sauce is excellent.

  • Reply The Asian Pear April 11, 2013 at 02:28

    Now I’m hungry. šŸ™

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