Duck Braised In Master Stock

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Master Stock is of Chinese origin and mine is called Not Quite Kevin as the recipe is from Lorraine whose blog is called Not Quite Nigella. Master stock can be used over and over again and is mainly used to poach meat. For my duck braised in master stock I have used duck breasts. These cook slowly in the poaching liquid. If I were in China, this dish would be called duck lou mei.

Duck Braised In Master Stock
Duck Braised In Master Stock

When I needed a new computer due to mine being stolen I decided to get a laptop. The one I had was really old and I got the latest and greatest at the time. Of course, as will all things electronic, no sooner have you started using it that something newer and faster comes on the market. I upgraded the laptop about 5 years ago to make it more efficient but eventually not even that was fast enough. Part of the problem was AVG. This is the free virus protection we use, and the memory needed to operate it and Chrome meant that I could barely get the thing to run! I was getting so frustrated and had thoughts about throwing the laptop at the wall! Not that it would have made it work any better 😉 Dave bought himself a Notebook and offered me his Ultrabook. I jumped at the opportunity to have a ‘new’ device to do my blogging on. This was given to me last Friday and I am so happy to report that working on it is a dream. I can have my 4 tabs open on Chrome without an issue, and run other programs that I use constantly at the same time. I no longer have to shut everything down just to type a post. I am slowly loading my documents and programs and changing the settings. And as for doing things slowly, this duck braised in master stock has to be done low and slow. You want the meat to be cooked and tender and taste of the stock, so set aside an afternoon when you can get this done at your own pace.

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Duck Braised In Master Stock

The meat is tender and tasty from slow poaching in master stock
Recipe Category: Duck
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 1 duck leg quarter per person
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 1 l master stock
  • 15 mls olive oil


  • Season the duck legs
  • Place the master stock in a sauté pan
  • Bring to the boil and add the duck legs
  • Reduce the temperature and simmer for 2 hours, turning half way
  • Remove from the master stock and set aside to drain
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan
  • Crisp off the skin of the duck legs


I served these with wilted spinach and mushrooms sautéd in butter and soy

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37 thoughts on “Duck Braised In Master Stock

  1. 5 stars
    Hi Tandy, it seems that we have to replace our laptops and all appliances much more frequently now. I just updated my laptop last year and it sure makes life easy. Looks like your site is up and running now. Way to go.

    Your duck looks perfectly perpared, a meal fit for a king or queen.

  2. Computer issues are awful. I am glad the Ultrabook is working well for you.

    My dad is a huge duck lover and I know he would love this recipe. Bookmarked for him.

  3. What beautiful duck; the crispy skin must be amazing. Glad things are going well with your new Ultrabook. It’s so frustrating when our technology doesn’t want to cooperate!

  4. 5 stars
    The crispy skin on the duck is irresistble. Duck is my favorite bird, looks very appetizing indeed!

  5. Oh technology… what a total bother it can be, but good you are up and running at a good pace now, I did giggle at your 4 tabs open with no issue. 🙂 Great recipe, I haven’t looked at the price of duck in a while, will this weekend. 🙂

  6. Congrats on the new machine, Tandy!
    I love master stock, I’ve been craving duck lately, so I might have to make this. I know that G would be happy with it! 😛 and It would give Braedon an opportunity to try new food hahah!
    Love the post,
    Keep it up! 😀

  7. This looks absolutely delicious Tandy. I don’t eat duck that often (though I love it) and this is a simple dish to make on cool evenings! Thanks for sharing!

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