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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Braised Duck With Sea Cucumber & Mushroom

When I cooked dinner at night, I don’t usually post the dishes up to my blog.  Why?  Hmmm….. call me lazy or too much things to do to prepare for dinner or I am not good with my camera shot during night time.  This is why I seldom post dishes I cooked for dinner.

But since I have the time yesterday, I post this Braised Duck with Mushroom & Sea Cucumber.

Braised Duck With Sea Cucumber & Mushroom
Recipe source from


    • 600g duck (I used all Duck drumstick)
    • 500g sea cucumber, rinsed, sliced thickly and well drained
    • 6-7cm ginger, sliced
    • 1 tbsp Chinese rice wine
    • 10 dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked to soften
    • 1 tsp chopped garlic
    • 2-3 tbsp oil
    • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
    Marinade (A)
    • 2 tbsp light soya sauce
    • 1 tbsp Premium oyster sauce
    • 1 tbsp thick soya sauce
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
    • 1 tsp Chinese rice wine
    • Dash of pepper
    Sauce ingredients (B)
    • 1 ½ tbsp light soya sauce(½ tbsp is enough)
    • 2 tbsp Premium oyster sauce (½ tbsp is enough)
    • 1 tbsp thick soya sauce
    • 3/4 tsp salt (should opt this out)
    • 1 tbsp sugar or to taste
    • 1/2 tsp pepper
    • 2 - 2 ½ cups chicken stock
    • 1/2 - 1 tsp corn flour mixed with 2 tbsp water


Season duck with marinade (A) for several hours or preferably overnight.

Heat a saucepan (without oil) and put in ginger slices and sea cucumber, then fry for 4-5 minutes until most of the water has evaporated. Pour in wine and toss briefly for 10-20 seconds. Remove sea cucumber and discard the ginger slices.

Heat saucepan with oil and sesame oil, then fry garlic until lightly golden and fragrant. Add mushrooms and fry a minute. Put in marinated duck and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add sea cucumber and stir in sauce (B). Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 40-50 minutes or until duck is tender.

Thicken sauce with corn flour mixture.

I cooked and used the original Sauce Ingredients and I feel it is salty for me and my time should cut down the soya sauce and oyster sauce as I indicated at the side there....