How fancy does duck sound? Sounds like something I should be eating at Kempinski and not in my ka apartment in eastlands. As in who eats duck at home? who even buys it? For me, I thought that duck was something cooked by diplomats and high end chefs. Despite studying abroad, where duck was more accessible, I still never cooked it because I felt like it was just too fancy or too pricey or a combination of both. A few weeks ago one of the members of Foodies Club Nairobi posted that he was rearing ducks and I got curious on the cost. I was expecting to be told Ksh 5,000 ($50) but surprisingly the price was almost the same as Kuku kienyeji bought in a fancy place. It is Ksh 1,000. I ordered for one ASAP and had no idea what i would be doing with it. When it came I read up on it and really and I mean REALLY wanted to make duck confit but each week I forgot to buy the duck fat. Which does cost a pretty penny about 900 for a 400g jar. After 3 weekends I decided to try something different but still popular. That’s how I decided to do the slow cooked duck in orange. I used my slow cooker for this dish but if you do not have one you can make the same meal in the oven on low for about 3 hours at 150 degrees celsius.
This is one of those dishes you make when you want to impress your family or a certain man but don’t want to break the bank. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.