Raţă cu castraveţi (Duck with cucumbers)

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Quantity amendment

After testing this recipe, I have amended the recipe quantities for 2 people using a Gressingham duck crown, though it could just as easily have used 2 duck breasts.

Original recipe below

The photos are from the 2 person version.

Raţă cu castraveţi with Bulz ciobanesc
Duck with cucumbers and polenta cheese dumplings
Cucumber and onions added
Simmering the duck
Browning the duck breasts


Serves 4



  1. Rub the seasoning and marjoram into each duck piece.
  2. Heat 15 ml of the oil in a large saucepan or casserole, until slightly smoking.
  3. Add the duck pieces until they are lightly browned on all sides.
  4. Add the water, cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes until the duck pieces are tender.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and sauté the onions until they are soft.
  6. Add them and the grated cucumber to the duck about 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time.

Serving suggestions

Serve with Bulz ciobanesc