Few months back I started my YouTube Channel, being sharing the making of food right from my kitchen. It has been the most toughest job for me, which includes right from the shooting, arranging ingredients, setting up the tripod, fixing the camera, selecting the recipe, tools for cooking and then the editing with a Intro Video and an end card. Do support me with your subscriptions, likes, comments and shares to my youtube which gives more energy and encouragement. STAY TUNED WITH MADRAASI (OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL) ON EVERY WEDNESDAY’S.
But now I feel ok with these process, and so thought of trying out something new, which most of us think as toughest task but sharing the way of making it very simple – on Wednesday’s as EXOTIC WEDNESDAY in my You Tube Channel that includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian right from the starter till dessert.
The very first share is my Smoked Green Tea Duck, as most of live in an apartment, we feel that making a smoked dish would be the toughest due to the lack of space, smoke and the right quantity of heat. But do you know that it can be made very easy and simple, only it consumes time.
Taking it to Fiesta Friday #161 hosted by Angie@thenovicegardener.
Smoked Green Tea Duck was one such simple, easy and delicious food, that consumes 30 to 40 mins for cooking, as duck consumes time to get cooked compared with chicken. You can attempt this same dish with a chicken or you can also change the marinate as you prefer. I thought of taking it in the Vietnamese Style – as they grow tea in bulks, they infuse tea in most of their foods. Recently I got a pack of tea from Tea Box for review, and felt the strong and wonderful flavor of tea, so decided to procced with the TEA BOX – GREEN TEA with Mint flavor.
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Duck was very well smoked with the flavor of green tea, at first I marinated with masala (Indian style). I have infused regular brown rice, you can also substitute it with black rice, regular rice or even millets but only the flavor differs. I have used Full Duck, you can also use breast pieces or medium pieces but the thing is the cooking time differs, as it would be cooked faster. Let me share the recipe…
- Full Duck – 1 no
- For Marinate:
- Red chilli powder – 2 ½ tsp
- Coriander powder – 4 tsp
- Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
- Salt to taste
- Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
- Aluminium Foil – 4 to 5 sheets
- Olive oil – 2 tbsp
- For Smoking:
- Green Tea Leaves – 2 tea bags (TeaBox – Mint Green Tea)
- Brown or Black Rice – 3 cups
- Star Anise – 3 nos
- Cinnamon (1 inch) – 2 nos
- Bay leaf – 3 nos
- Cloves – 5 nos
Making of Smoked Green Tea Chicken –
- Wash and clean the duck, dry the duck. Keep it aside.
- In a bowl, take all ingredients given under marinate, mix it well by adding little water.
- Slit the duck in many places, rub the masala all over the duck in each and every nook and corner (refer the video), use only your hands for rubbing the masala.
- Keep it aside and let it marinate for 2 hours.
- Heat a vessel, pour olive oil and roast the duck evenly on all sides for 10 to 15 mins.
- Once roasted well, remove it from the vessel and keep it aside.
- Take a big vessel with the lid, place the aluminium foil all over the vessel, if possible you can also wrap the lid with aluminium foil (this process is done to avoid the vessel from getting spoiled).
- Now sprinkle the rice in the bottom of the vessel, so that it should form as a bed.
- Sprinkle the spices over the rice.
- Place a stand over the rice and gently place the roasted duck over the stand, cover with the lid.
- Turn of the flame and place the vessel over the flame (cook in medium flame).
- Place a weight over the lid, so that the smoke doesn’t escapes out of the vessel.
- Cook for 30 to 40 mins, remove the lid only after 30 mins, check whether is duck is cooked.
- If it’s not cooked, cover, place the weight over the lid and cook for another 10 mins.
- Remove it from fire.
Serve hot with toasted bread, salad and mayonnaise.