2 weeks ago I came up with an idea. An entire duck in a slow cooker. I’m not sure how it popped in to my brain and I was sober at the time, but it happened. Some people called me crazy, others called me stupid, until today, when I made it, in all it’s glorious glory!
1 Duck Crown
2 Duck Legs
8 Chicken Thighs
400g Diced Pork
400g Diced Beef
400g Diced Lamb
1 Table Spoon Mollasses Sugar
9 Fresh Jalapeno Peppers
6 Fresh Bullet Chili Peppers
3 Dried Chipotle Chili Peppers
1 Dried Ancho Chili Pepper
2 Dried De Arbol Chili Peppers
1.2kg Chopped Tomato
4 Diced Onions
1 Heaped Table Spoon Cocoa Powder
1 Shot Tequila
1 Shot Cointreau
1 Large Glass Red Wine
3 Cloves Garlic
First brown the onions and garlic, then in batches brown the meat.
Don’t crowd the pot, keep browning the meat in sections so the maillard reaction kicks in!
In a separate pan brown the duck.
Place all the browned diced meat and onions in to the slow cooker.
Brown the other side of the duck.
Brown the chicken thighs.
Brown the duck legs.
Brown the other side of the duck legs.
Add the legs, tomatoes, chilis and all the other ingredients to the slow cooker and give it a good stir.
Place the duck on top and gently submerge it so it’s cavity fills with lovely chilli mixture!
Place the lid on the slow cooker and set the timer to low, wait 16 hours!
After 16 hours it should look delicious and somewhat fatty.
Mmmm crispy duck!
Remove all the meat with the bones in it, the duck carcass and all the legs!
So just the lovely sauce is left with the diced meat. Remove any fat from the surface so make it a bit healthier!
Remove the skin and bones from the meat, then return the meat to the pot.
Add the fresh bullet chilis.
And fresh diced jalapeno peppers!
Give it all a stir and place the lid back on, wait a further 4 hours.
After 4 hours serve with guacamole, sour cream and salsa!
If i were to do this again, I’d add the fresh chilis sooner, the dried chilis really weren’t hot enough. Also I’d debone the meat and remove all the skin before I put the poultry in to the slow cooker as to cut down the amount of fat involved.
This was delcious!