I didn’t know till recently that Bombay duck, isn’t actually a duck. I love duck meat, and if you haven’t tasted duck meat, do try it out. Some Chinese restaurant serve it and Mainland China also serve it, at least on occasions, if I remember. I forgot to ask if they serve it all year long. I love the gravy of duck curry, and you won’t get the duck curry in mainland china, only in Anthony’s kitchen. Duck cooked the same way we cook home-cooked chicken. I don’t where I will get duck meat to cook, if I wanted to, here in Mumbai. I’d be glad to know if it is available.
When I saw a packet of some meat like-pickle like thing at the local cold storage, with the name Bombay duck written on it, I asked the shop owner, If it was duck meat.
“So did the guy who had come to buy his stock of meat.’
“Bombay duck is a fish it seems, or so I learnt.”
And since it was the closest thing I had seen, to a duck, in years, I wanted to give it a try.
“It was already pickled in some masala, so I didn’t have to do much work to get a palatable dish.”
I used to prepare stirred fried or sautéed dried sea-fish with onions.
Which is what I did.
Two large onions sliced into thin slivers.
The Bombay duck, 250 grams.
Red chilli powder, and Jeera-dhania powder mixed.
No Salt, the fish was salted
Heat 2 tbs peanut oil in a pan.
Add the onuions and sauté till limp.
Add ½ tsp each of Chilli powder, jeera powder and dhania powder.
Add the fish and sauté for 10 minutes in medium heat.
Yes, it is. Isn't it simple.
Serve with roti or rice, hot.
The taste was as good it was smelly.
And the smell was strong, and those who don’t like fish, I advise not to try this.
Fish lovers, you don’t know what you are missing!!!!