Duck with Zagorje noodles

  • 30/11/2005
  • Difficult
  • 6 – 8
  • 180 min

You have already been in the situation trying to explain to a foreigner “Zagorje noodles”. And probably you concluded that the best way to describe them is – to taste them! And indeed, when joined with juicy roasted meat with crispy crust….

Ingredients 6 – 8 

  • 1 duck (around 3 kg)
  • 2 tablespoons Vegeta
  • 1 bigger apple
  • 50 ml oil
  • As a side dish:
  • 350 g Zagorje noodles
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • For brushing:
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Rub a cavity and outside of cleaned duck with Vegeta.
  2. 2.
    Put the duck on a baking sheet and put an apple into its cavity. Pour over hot oil, place under some 50 ml water and roast in preheated oven at 180oC approximately 2, 5 to 3 hours. While roasting, pour the baking sauce and a little water over the duck .
  3. 3.
    Combine honey, oil and vinegar, and brush the duck with this mixture some 30 minutes before it’s done.
  4. 4.
    Take out roasted duck and discard surplus grease from the pan.
  5. 5.
    Zagorje noodles cook in salt water, drain and mix with the gravy remained from roasting.

Serving

Slice the duck and serve with prepared Zagorje noodles and salad to your liking.

Advice

In order not to burn duck’s skin, after 1,5 hour of roasting, cover the duck with aluminum foil.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 717 / 2.997 - -
Fat g 15,82 - -
Carbohydrates g 16,76 - -
Dietary fibre g 2,43 - -
Protein g 88,99 - -
Salt g 2,27 0 0
Vitamin A μg 39,42 1 1
Vitamin D μg 47,12 24 24
Vitamin C mg 1,52 2 2
Niacin mg 1,08 8 5
Potassium mg 44,34 1 1
Phosphorous mg 24,71 3 3
Magnesium mg 7,53 3 2

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)