Sick bed roast duck breast and potato mash

Roast duck breast and microwave radiation potato mash. Gary Lum.

I’ve been struggling with a bad headache all day today. I was meant to go out to dinner with work friends to farewell a couple of colleagues. Unfortunately, later in the afternoon I felt like I was also becoming febrile.

…and no, I have not been to Wuhan recently.

The only thing I had at home to eat was a duck breast and some frozen potato mash.

MEATER™ graph Duck breast. Gary Lum.
MEATER™ graph Duck breast

Ingredients

  • Duck breast (just one, that’s all I had)
  • Frozen potato mash (in a packet ready to cook with microwave radiation)

Instructions

  1. Dry the skin of the duck breast with absorbent kitchen paper.
  2. Score the surface of the skin with a sharp knife or a box cutter or a razor blade.
  3. Rub some iodised salt into the skin of the duck breast.
  4. Turn on a toaster oven or a fair dinkum oven to about 200 °C.
  5. Put a little water into a baking tray because you want to keep your meat moist. Well, at least I do, I can’t stand a dry breast, I like my breasts to be juicy and moist.
  6. Put a rack on the baking tray and put the duck breast on top of the rack.
  7. Insert a meat thermometer probe deep into the meat.
  8. Put the duck breast into the oven and cook until the internal temperature reaches about 57 °C and then remove the breast from the heat and allow it to rest on a cutting board.
  9. Place the packet of frozen ready to cook with microwave radiation potato mash into the microwave radiation oven and cook as per the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
  10. When the duck breast has rested, slice with a sharp knife.
  11. Plate the potato mash and then lay the slices of duck breast on top.
  12. I didn’t feel well enough to put any extra effort into this by garnishing the meal with parsley.
  13. If you want it to look fancy you could do that.
Roast duck breast and microwave radiation potato mash. Gary Lum.
Roast duck breast and microwave radiation potato mash.

Thought for the day

If you think you’re incubating a respiratory infection, don’t go out and spread the infection.

Lunch

Sliced carrot, celery, Coon™ cheese, and dates with a bottle of Bundaberg Diet Ginger beer.

Sliced carrot, celery, cheese, and dates with Bundaberg Diet Ginger beer. Gary Lum.
Sliced carrot, celery, cheese, and dates with ginger beer.

Author: Gary

I'm a medical practitioner, specialist pathologist in microbiology, and Member of the Order of Australia (2003). I'm for resuscitation, if you find me struggling, please save me. I like to cook food, photograph it and then eat it. I'm also a fan of Star Trek, Stargate, Farscape, and Babylon 5.

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