Riverford Wicked Leeks

Large duck with medium seasonal veg box

Large duck with medium seasonal veg box

SKU# FINBOX02DUCK

Availability: In stock

£45.60

Your Christmas meat and veg, delivered in one box in time for the big day. The mouth-watering centrepiece: a large organic duck, with crisp skin and rich meat. Ours are slow-grown and truly free range, for succulent meat that’s full of natural flavour. Use the fat for the very best roasties. Alongside, 8 freshly picked festive veg varieties.

Feeds 4 people generously.

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For cooking instructions see our Christmas meat cooking guide.

Contents

Duck large (feeds 4)

Seasonal organic veg box - medium

Cooking

Duck: 2 hours before cooking, lightly prick the skin all over and season generously with salt and pepper. Remove the bag of giblets from the cavity. Preheat the oven to 220°C, cover the duck with foil and roast for 30 mins. Remove the foil, baste with the fat and reduce the heat to 180°C. Roast for 30 mins per kilo, basting again halfway through. To check the bird is cooked, insert a sharp knife into the thickest part of the leg where it joins the breast; the juices should run clear. Leave to rest for 20 mins before carving. Use the giblets and wing tips for stock/gravy.

Storage

Veg storage: Delivered fresh from the farm, so wash before eating. Store in a cool place. Minimum shelf life – 1 week.

Meat storage: Keep in the fridge below 5°C and use by the date on the label. Duck can be frozen on the day of delivery, Minimum use by date 26th December.

Organic duck farmer

Our organic free-range ducks are reared by Ross Gardner, whose family have been farming poultry for half a century. They certainly know how to keep their birds happy; the farm is Soil Association certified, for the best possible standard of welfare.

Box contents for week beginning Contents - 24th February 2020

Our box contents changes every week with the seasons, which means that we can't predict what will be in the boxes this far ahead. But check back at the end of the week before your delivery and you'll find them.