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White-Simmered Duck in Soup

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 6 Dried black mushrooms
  • 1 Duck; 6 to 7 pounds
  • 8 c Water
  • 1/2 c Bamboo shoots
  • 2 sl Fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 lb Smoked ham
  • 1 ts Salt


1. Soak dried mushrooms.

2. Wipe duck with a damp cloth. Place in a large heavy pan with water and
bring to a boil. Skim off fat.

3. Meanwhile slice bamboo shoots and ginger root. Add to pan, along with
smoked ham (in one piece) and soaked mushrooms.

4. Bring to a boil; then simmer, covered, until duck is tender (2 to 2-1/2
hours). Add salt and simmer 5 minutes more.

5. Remove duck, ham and vegetables. Let ham cool slightly; then slice.
Place duck in a deep bowl. Lay ham slices over its breast. Garnish with

6. Reheat soup. Add to bowl and serve.

VARIATION: In step 4, during the last 30 minutes of cooking, add 2 pounds
Chinese lettuce, cut in 1-inch strips. In step 5 place lettuce at the
bottom of the bowl, with the duck, vegetables and ham on top. Then pick up
step 6.

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