Roasted duck red curry with lychee
Recipe for roasted duck with sweet and sour red curry sauce, tomato and lychee served on jasmine rice.
IngredientsRecipe for 4 persons
For the roast duck and red curry sauce
For the jasmine rice
- Vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper
Preparation time: 30 min
Preheat your four at 425 °F
- General preparation
Mince the shallot. Cut the cherry tomatoes and lychees in half. Remove basil leaves from the branches. Tear the kaffir lime leaves in 2.
- Jasmine rice preparation
Rinse the rice in water before cooking it in a steamer, a rice cooker)or a small pot with water for 15-20 minutes. Let stand covered 5 minutes.
- Roast duck preparation
Trim the magret of any excess fat and nerve tissue, and score the skin lightly in a criss-cross pattern with a small paring knife. Season it with salt and pepper. Place the duck breast into a hot pan on the fat side until browned. Then brown the flesh side. Transfer the duck in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes for medium rare cooking. Let stand at least 5 minutes in a warm spot before slicing.
- Red curry sauce preparation
In a saucepan, sauté the shallot in a little vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the curry paste and cook it a few minutes while stirring constantly to accentuate the flavors. Then pour in the coconut milk, previously mixed with cornstarch, add the kaffir lime leaves, palm sugar, fish sauce and let steep 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the kaffir lime leaves before adding the tomatoes and lychees.
- To serve
In a bowl, pour some red curry and garnish with slices of roast duck and Thai basil leaves. Serve with a small bowl of jasmine rice.
The kaffir lime leaves are sold in Asian markets. You can freeze them to have them on hand.