Thai Red Curry Roast Duck (Kaeng Ped Yang).


1 roast duck. (Ducks sold at Chinese vendor pods are ideal for this purpose. Grab one on the way home!)
2 Shallots finely diced , plus 2  shallots sliced.
Fresh bunch coriander; (reserve a little to garnish)
Garlic corm; peeled smashed and easy chopped
Cooking oil.
1 Tbsp (15 ml) Red Curry paste (heaped)
Can of full cream coconut milk
120 mls (1/4 cup) or so Chicken stock (boullion stock works well)
Rambutan or lychees
Grapes (preferably pitted)
Fish sauce
2 tsp (10 ml) Palm sugar
Fresh ground black pepper


Pound the coriander, 2 of the shallots and the garlic into a paste.
Prepare the mango, rambutans &/or lychees and grapes. Peel and slice the mango. Peel and section the lychees and pit the grapes

 1.         Heat a wok. Place in the curry paste and a measure of coconut milk. Allow to reduce and go oily. Add the same amount of coconut milk and repeat the procedure. This roasts the                              curry and brings out a new dimension of true Thai curry flavour.
        Add the shallot, garlic paste and coriander paste plus the rest of the coconut milk. Bring to the boil while stirring.
3.         Add the chicken stock to the coconut mixture, season and boil fast. Reduce the volume until it's a fairly rich red colour and a little thick in consistency
4.         Add the sectioned duck to the wok and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
5.         Thinly slice the remaining shallots. Add a little oil to a frying pan and cook for about five minutes or until golden but not burnt, stirring occasionally. Add to the duck curry.
6.         Add the prepared fruit to the contents and  stir into the curry and cook for 2-3 minutes until heated through.
7.         Grate the lime rind, squeeze out the juice and add to the wok, with the fish sauce and sugar. Stir into the curry and cook for another minute to combine.