Ade Pasap


Duck with Ginger

We have not yet tested this recipe. It is recorded here to allow experimentation and verification.

Ade Pasap from “Guilly” Canavarro Remedios

1 duck

about 10 cebola mato (pickled white bulb of spring onion, also called pickled leek, kiu tao in Cantonese), washed and cut in half

3-4 pieces sliced pickled ginger, chopped

1 tsp ling fan

Wash the duck thoroughly, season with salt and pepper. Place in a bowl with two thin slices of fresh ginger (to take away the fishy taste*). Cover the bowl and steam till tender, otherwise boil in ½ cup water with ginger, salt and pepper, then simmer till tender.

When the duck is ready heat its juices into a small saucepan (there should be about ¼ to ½ cup of fluid). Add the pickles and, if desired, the strips of ginger, liver, heart and gizzard, and bring to the boil. Add 1 tsp ling fan mixed with a little cold water and stir well. The consistency should be that of a thick sauce; if not thick enough, add a little more ling fan mixed with water.

Add sugar to taste and also if desired a little vinegar.

Cut the duck in half, then into long pieces and array neatly on a dish with the skin upward. Pour the prepared sauce over.

*  In the Macanese patois the phrase is para tirar amiz – to remove the unpleasant taste – for example, of fish.

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