South African Duck Casserole (Bobotie)

Duck Bobatie

South Africa's national dish, Bobotie, takes on Duck! This delicious bake includes a sweet and savory mix of Ground Duck, onion, chutney, curry, and garlic topped with an egg and milk-soaked bread crust. Pair this exquisite casserole with a Pinotage from South Africa. The sweet and savory flavors and duck pair wonderfully with this Pinot Noir based wine.

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Ingredients

  • 1

    2 packs of 12 oz. Ground Duck

  • 2

    2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

  • 3

    2 Medium Onion, Finely Diced

  • 4

    4 cloves Garlic, Minced

  • 5

    1 Tbsp. Curry Powder

  • 6

    1 tsp Cumin

  • 7

    1 tsp Salt, Divided

  • 8

    1 Cup and ½ Cup Milk Divided

  • 9

    2 Eggs

  • 10

    3 Slices Thick Bread

  • 11

    2 Tbsp. Fruit Chutney

  • 12

    1 tsp. Apricot Jam

  • 13

    3 Bay leaf

  • 14

    Juice of 1 Lemon

Directions

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, pour 1 cup milk over bread and let soak.

  • 2

    In a pan on medium heat, sauté onion in olive oil for 5 minutes.

  • 3

    Add in Ground Duck, Garlic, curry powder, cumin and ½ tsp salt. Cook until Duck is browned about 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and place into casserole dish.

  • 4

    Remove bread from dish, squeezing out excess milk. Break bread into pieces and stir into meat mixture with chutney, apricot jam and lemon juice.

  • 5

    Combine strained and extra half cup milk then whisk with eggs and ½ tsp. salt. Pour mixture over meat and place bay leaves on top.

  • 6

    Bake for 45 minutes and serve.

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