Spice-stuffed smoked duck

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Fire Islands: Recipes from Indonesia

Fire Islands

By Eleanor Ford

Published 2019

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For special ceremonial occasions in Bali, cooking becomes a community activity and elaborately prepared dishes are crafted to honour the gods. Bebek betutu is one such creation, where duck is bathed in a spice paste and cooked for a whole day in a terracotta pot buried under rice husk embers. The meat is unbelievably tender and imbued with smoke and spice. I have adapted the traditional technique for a home oven with a smoking bag (or covered roasting tray) making it a more manageabl