Duck in Tucupi

– 5 kg of duck – we use those of 2.5 kg;
– 2 liters of tucupi Virrosas;
– 3 heads of steel;
– 5 dientes de ajo for el broth;
– 2 spoons of cumin;
– 2 cups of vino blanco vinegar;
– 500 g of precooked jambu;
– 1 cup of albahaca tea;
– 1 sweet pepper for the duck;
– 20 sweet peppers for la salsa;
– 1 spoonful of salt;

– Thaw and clean the duck. if you buy a frozen duck, it will come with a bag with the giblets inside, which will not be used in this recipe.

– Wash the duck well, and if necessary use tweezers to remove the hair bulb remains that are left in it. this phase is called “let’s shave the duck”. after that, wash the duck well under running water.

– Make a marinade with the vinegar, crushed garlic, chopped pepper, cumin and salt. put the duck in the marinade and mix well, massaging a little. cover and refrigerate for 8-12 hours.

– After a few hours, turn the duck so that it seasons evenly. remove the duck from the refrigerator and preheat the oven to 180ºC.

– Place the duck in the oven, covered with aluminum foil. if you prefer, you can use a plastic bag to roast – place the duck with the marinade in the bag and close, leave it in the refrigerator for marinating and cook the first 3 hours with the bag closed and the last with the bag wide open. in the case of aluminum foil, remove after 3 hours. for 5kg of duck it took 4 hours in the oven. a 2-3kg duck takes approximately 3 hours.

– After the duck has been in the oven for 3 hours, place the tucupi with the 5 cloves of garlic in a large pan and bring to a boil. turn off the heat and remove the garlic. when the duck is done, remove from the oven. turn on the tucupi fire again on the medium.

– Cut the thighs and larger pieces of the duck and with the help of a fork, shred all the meat you can and place in the tucupi.

– Add the chopped jambu, the basil leaves and two ladles with the duck broth to the pan and mix well. cook for 30 minutes.

– To make the sauce, add 1-2 ladles with the broth and peppers. serve with white rice and water farofa.

Enjoy your food!