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Barbary duck recipes

Also known as Muscovy ducks, these birds are leaner than other breeds of farmed ducks. Renowned for their plump, firm meat, a whole duck (around 3kg/6lb 10oz) should feed 4-6 people comfortably.

Buyer's guide

You should be able to find Barbary duck breasts and leg portions, as well as whole, oven-ready ducks, in supermarkets or from butchers.

Preparation

Take care not to overcook the Barbary or it will become tough and dry. It's a good idea to baste the meat during roasting, or cover the breast with bacon. Barbary duck can also be roasted with water in the tin, loosely covered with a layer of aluminium foil, to steam it as it roasts. Remove the foil for the final ten minutes of cooking to brown the skin.

Article by Louisa Carter

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