Thursday, November 28, 2013

Duck a l'Orange - Anthony Bourdain's recipe

Duck a l'Orange
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! 
In these days, when everybody is preparing turkey, I'd like to say share a duck recipe. 
Well, the first thing I have to say is, that I do not like the taste of duck meat. 
I am sorry to admit, but according to me there are many birds which are far tastier. 
What I like very much is Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook with all the technics explained and warnings and sense of humour. So, bearing in mind, a had a duck in my freezer and Bourdain's book on my bookshelf, I decided to make a try. 
This recipe requires a lot of preparation, which makes it possible only on weekends. 
The taste of the citrus sauce is irresistible - this is the crown of the recipe - full of flavor, tangy and rich, with the exact amount of sweetness the duck needs. 
The skin of the duck gets crispy and the meat - tender and succulent. But I still prefer other kind of meat and I am sure, this sauce will be a perfect match for pork chops for instance.
I rewrote the recipe exactly as it is in the cookbook, but according to me (or to my stove) the time for roasting shall be slightly longer, at least by half an hour. 
I will be glad to have your opinion about duck and to have your favorite recipe for duck preparation.
DuckDuck a l'Orange

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Tabbouleh Salad

Tabbouleh Salad
Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern Salad, in which the main ingredients are parsley, bulgur and tomatoes. 
This tangy, refreshing salad is light and dietetic and its deep green and red colors bring back the summer at least at the table.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Lamb Soup

Lamb Soup
Offering sacrifices of animals has been provided by people all around the world since ancient times and although there are different events and local traditions in line with the different religions, lambs and birds were killed as a symbol of gratitude to God, forgiveness of sins and prayer for health. In Bulgaria if somebody's life has been in danger at any moment of his life, his relatives prepare kourban lamb soup to thank God for the successful outcome. But even if everything is OK,  lamb soup is tasty and worth it. 
Here is one recipe with lots of meat and few vegetables - delicious and easy to prepare.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Hot Pepper Honey

Spicy Honey
Hot Pepper Honey
This is again an infusion. Spicy hot peppers providing their taste to a jar of sweet honey - perfect spoon of surprising tastes which could be spread over a Gorgonzola sandwich, a toast of bread with butter or as a salad dressing to tomato peppermint salad. 
This is the source for this fiery recipe.
Hot peppers in honey