Roasted Duck with Sambal Glazing with King Oyster Mushrooms and Pineapple Recipe

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 1 whole duck – about 2 kg
  • 1 pineapple
  • 500 g king oyster mushrooms (eryngii)
  • 3-4 tablespoons sambal oelek
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation method:

  1. Wash the bird.
  2. Place the duck in an oven proof dish with the breast side down. Smear about 2 tablespoons of sambal oelek paste on the top of the duck so it is evenly coated, no need of salt and pepper since this sauce is salty and hot-spicy.
  3. Lay the bird dish in the oven preheated to 180 C and roast it for an hour.
  4. Turn the duck with beasts up, smear the top with some more sambal paste and roast for another hour until the skin is crispy and golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the mushrooms and pineapple:
  6. Halve the king oyster mushrooms lengthwise and place them in an ovenproof dish cut side up.
  7. Smear some olive oil on their cuts and sprinkle plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper on top.
  8. Lay the dish in the oven below the duck and roast for about 15-20 minutes.
  9. Slice the pineapple into 2 cm slices, salt and pepper them.
  10. Roast them too in the oven for the same time as the mushrooms.
  11. When the duck is roasted to your liking, remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 15 minutes before carving.
  12. Serve duck pieces with the fleshy mushrooms and the roasted pineapple.