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Duck with Mango, Fennel-mash and Cherry Sauce – Fine Dining Bloemfontein



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Want to try your hand at fine dining?

This is the perfect recipe to impress your friends and family over the holiday season.

Marie, De Oude Kraal owner and local Bloemfontein food expert and chef gives this recipe away for you to try your hand at easy find dining, the cherry, mango,fennel and duck compliments each other perfectly and the end result will blow you mind away.

The beauty of this recipe is, that Marie leaves you with a bit of imaginational while making it, if you want to add a little bit of this or that, its perfect, it makes the recipe true to you.


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The Recipe – Duck with Mango, Fennel-mash and Cherry Sauce



1 Whole duck (take out the breasts) – Grab the best duck you can find (fresh or frozen)

1 Celery

4 Carrots

500ml Chicken stock

*Let it cool and debone


Cook until soft (approx. 3 hours)

Cook the stock till thick

1 onion

2 tlps Fresh Ginger

250ml Mango Juice

50ml Soya sauce

200ml Duck stock

Fry the onion and green onion with spices and herbs, fresh ginger in soya sauce

Mix pulled deboned duck and flavour with salt and pepper

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Place the duck skins in-between two oiled pans and place in the oven until crispy


  • Fennel
  • Vegetable shock
  • Butter

Cook the fennel in the vegetable stock until soften.

Cut the fennel unto pieces.



Cook fresh cherries until their soft.

Ground the cooked cherries

Mix chicken stock, salt and pepper with the cherries



Fry the asparagus in butter

Dried onion (cut in thin slices and place in the oven)



Cut the skin into square pieces

Fry the breasts in fat. *NB The duck should still be pink on the inside

Let the duck rest for 5min and cut them into thin slices.

* Serve on top of the deboned duck.

Use the the cherries to garnish.

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1 Mango

¼ Onion

5 Single green Onions

100ml White Balsamic

100ml Olive Oil

20ml Lemon Juice

Salt & Pepper to taste

3 teaspoons fresh mixed herbs

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Be creative in the plating, splash the cherry and place every element on the plate, use the photograph as reference.

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While staying over at De Oude Kraal in our luxury accommodation, be sure to book for a fine dining experience, one of the best in Bloemfontein, the Free State and South Africa.


Happy Holidays from De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa Team.




The Perfect Getaway At De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa


De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa is situated on a 6th generation merino sheep farm in the Free State allowing you to experience the best of country lifestyle near Bloemfontein. De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or a well deserved break to relax and recharge. Bloemfontein accommodation with a difference.

Meander through the forest like garden to one of the eleven private garden suites. The eleven Garden rooms each has it’s own unique individual interiors, hearty fire places and elaborate en-suite bathrooms with outside shower rooms to create an unbelievable country style experience.




To ensure you get the most of your getaway at De Oude Kraal Country Estate book a day at the spa for complete relaxation. All packages include a light lunch, your choice of drinks and the use of all spa facilities.





Enjoy a sundowner drive through the farm. Make sure to be on the lookout for some game.




End off the perfect day with a five-course meal at De Oude Kraal restaurant in the original farmhouse. As you walk through the old house you get to admire Gerhard and Marie’s stunning art collection, collected over the years. The five-course menu has become our principal meal, where the daily menu variations include a diversity of the season’s best foods. Marie and her team’s philosophy is that food must be prepared and presented with love.




Waking up for your second day at De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa take some time to appreciate the country life and scenery. Try out some of the hiking trails on the farm before you head over to breakfast. We have a lot of different activities on the farm, but some can just not be missed. Our clay pigeon shooting is one of our most popular activities on the farm, and promises to be a lot of fun. Check out all the different activities here.




De Oude Kraal’s new Feast restaurant is situated at our function and wedding venue. It operates Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 – 16:00. Feast serves an Al-la-carte menu from Wednesday to Saturday. Sundays we serve De Oude Kraal’s famous Buffet Lunches. Make sure to try the gourmet lamb patties burgers done with parmesan, coriander and stuffed with mozzarella served with her very own tomato jam or any of the wood-fired pizza’s.




Pop in at the De Skaap Kraal Shop. The shop is inspired by a love for all things native to the Free State. Make sure to get a memento of your trip.



Contact Us

  • GPS Coordinates: S29°23’00,0”, E26°04’53,0”29.383512S, 26.081629E
  • Office Phone:+27 51 5640 733 or
    +27 51 5640 636
  • CellPhone:27 82 413 1798

Bank Details

  • Bank:Nedbank
  • Branch:Bloemfontein
  • Branch Code:166234
  • Account No:1662054254
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