Soviet Cuisine: Roasted Poultry

It is difficult to imagine the Russian New Year without a roasted duck. It is alike a traditional Christmas turkey & definitely it is cooked with sour apples. This dish has a long story not certain at least for me: Russia is not a duck country so I wonder why this sort of poultry has become the hit of the season. 🤔 Anyway, it is very delicious & good for a big family party.

Roasted Duck Ingredients:

1 fat duck – about 3 kg, sour apples – 1- 1.5 kg, oil – 2tbsp, water – 1/2 glass.


Wash, draw the duck. Wash apples, cut into four pieces each, remove cores. Fill the duck with the apples. Use a thread to sew the hole in the poultry. Put on its back into a roasting bowl. Pour the water. Roast at the medium heat for about 1.5 -2 hours. Pour well with the roasting liquid during cooking. Remove the thread, take apples out with a spoon, place them on the serving dish.  Serve it whole or cut into pieces.

PS. You can cook other kind of poultry the same way. For example, pheasant makes an interesting blend with apples. Keep in mind the time of roasting different for wild birds.

Serve with champagne & tangerines. Enjoy the meal!🥂🍊🍊🍊

PS. The recipes are translated from authentic Soviet Culinary Books.

Maria KethuProfumo


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4 Responses to Soviet Cuisine: Roasted Poultry

  1. I read this after lunch so I’m not hunting around for duck this moment. Sounds delicious. Thanks, Maria.

  2. Monch Weller says:

    Well, I guess more special foods are reserved for special occasions. While the Philippines does not see a lack of pigs, roast pork (lechon in Filipino) is often served during special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas / New Year feasts.

  3. Bella ricetta e foto invitante!

  4. fulvialuna1 says:


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