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.
1 Whole duck (take out the breasts) – Grab the best duck you can find (fresh or frozen)
500ml Chicken stock
*Let it cool and debone
Cook until soft (approx. 3 hours)
Cook the stock till thick
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
Place the duck skins in-between two oiled pans and place in the oven until crispy
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.
5 Single green Onions
100ml White Balsamic
100ml Olive Oil
20ml Lemon Juice
Salt & Pepper to taste
3 teaspoons fresh mixed herbs
Be creative in the plating, splash the cherry and place every element on the plate, use the photograph as reference.
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.
There is just something extra special in the air on the farm on the day of a wedding. Even the animals play along greeting guests at the entrance.
Donavan and Lize got married on the most gorgeously sunny Spring day at De Oude Kraal Country Estate in Bloemfontein. You know two people are soulmates when they are relaxed and calm on the day and just can’t wait to marry their best friend and to get the celebrations going.
Oh and did they celebrate!
Wedding Venue: De Oude Kraal Country Estate | Photographer: Eye Poetry Photography | Videographer: Rooistoel | Decor: Grand Room Design | Coordinator: Envie | Wedding Dress: Casper Bosman | Makeup Artist: Estie Swart