This time I will show an exciting and delicious duck recipe, with one special ingredient that you have probably never used for cooking: a Red Bull energy drink!
With the Red Bull we will give our duck breast wings 🙂 You don’t believe that will work? Just try, it is great!
Cooking with Red bull sounds crazy … I love crazy things, especially when they come out that tasty!
The crazy supporting cast of our meal: Red Bull
Red Bull gives us wings – this time our duck gets some extra wings. Strictly speaking, we use the Red bull to refine our sauce for the duck breast.
Have you ever been wondering what we exactly drink when we enjoy a Red Bull? Red Bull consist of water, caffeine, sugar, taurine and b-complex vitamins. That’s not really healthy but it often helps us get through the day. Now let me explain how I use the Red Bull in my recipe:
When the duck legs already searing for a while, I add the pineapple pieces, the onion and the garlic to the meat. When everything gets a little brown, I sprinkle in some flour to make the sauce. You can also take some of the rice water instead of flour, it is only important that there is starch in it. The next step is to deglaze the flour with a cold liquid. Our cold liquid is the Red Bull! I pour the Red Bull in, add some stock and let it cook until the sauce has the desired texture. Especially with the pineapples the Red Bull works really well. Honestly I also was a little skeptic about the result but trust me, it’s amazing!
Duck legs – how you succeed:
Before I start searing the duck legs, I have to debone them. For that step please watch my video below – I explain every step in detail. When you are finished with that we can start cooking the duck legs. First we place them skin down and without any fat in the preheated pan and sear them.
When you put a lid on the pan, the meat will get tender!
Now I have a great cooking tip for you: cook your duck legs covered with a lid. In general duck meat has strong connective tissue. With the lid it starts to steam, and that is what the meat needs to get tender.
As you can see in my video, I turn the meat after a few minutes and push it aside to thicken the sauce. In the meantime the duck legs continue cooking. If you follow my advice, the duck legs will be very crispy on the outside but they won’t be overcooked on the inside.
No time left and I am hungry!
Help! It smells delicious and I’m hungry but the meat isn’t done yet. What shall I do?
Take the duck legs out of the pan and cut them into pieces. Then you put the pieces back into the pan and let them simmer for a few minutes. That’s a way to reduce the cooking time and you can serve the dish after 35 minutes!
You can find much more cooking tips in my cooking video! I wish you much fun with cooking! And be careful: don’t drink all of the Red Bull yourself before the sauce is done! 😉
Other duck recipes I found:
On Sonja’s blog you will find a nice duck recipe with pineapples and caramel. More here.
Annemarie shows a Thai version of a duck pineapple recipe. Click here.
On Connie’s English blog you can find an interesting duck recipe with a pineapple-orange-ginger sauce.