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  • Chef Jeremy Lovell

How To Make Trini Curry Duck

Our friends at Khan’s Poultry & Meats sent us some of their popular curry-seasoned duck, so, it was only fitting that we head in de yard to bubble ah pot!

Yield: Serves 8 to 10 Persons

Cook Time: Approximately 1 hour

Prep Time:

Seasoning of Duck – 30 minutes

Marinating Time – 4hrs or overnight


 Duck – 6 lbs. (cleaned and cut up into 2-inch pieces)

Washing of Duck:

 Lime juice – 4 tbsp

 Water – 6 cups

Seasoning mix:

 Pimento peppers - 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Garlic - 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Chadon Beni - 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Onion - 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Whole Hot pepper – 1

 Mustard oil - 2 tbsp (substitute – vegetable oil)

 Fine Thyme - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Curry powder - 3 tbsp

 Ground geera/ground cumin - 2 tbsp

 Chive - 3 tbsp

 Black pepper - 1 tbsp

 Salt – to taste

 Bay leaf - 1

Ingredients to Chunkay/Sauté:

 Mustard oil - 3 tbsp (substitute – vegetables oil)

 Garlic cloves – 4 whole cloves

 Onion chopped - 3 tbsp

 Pimento peppers -3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Curry powder - 4 tbsp

 Water- 3 tbsp + 1 ½ cups


Washing of Duck:

 Using a large bowl; add duck, lime juice and water.

 Let soak for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly in bowl under running water.

 After thoroughly rinsing strain out all water.

Seasoning of Duck:

 Add all ingredients listed in the seasoning mix to washed duck and mix for 5 minutes.

 Allow duck to marinate over night or for at least 4 hours.


 Using a medium sized bowl, add all ingredients listed under Chunkay except oil and mix.

 Place heavy metal pot or skillet on stove.

 Add oil for Chunkay and allow to heat up.

 When pot and oil is very hot add Chunkay ingredients and stir.

 Allow to cook for 5 minutes.

Cooking of Duck:

 Add seasoned duck to chunkayed/sautéed ingredients, stir thoroughly and cover.

 Let duck cook for 30 minutes then check for liquid levels, allow duck to spring its own liquid before adding water.

 If water is needed add 1 ½ cup.

 Cook for a further 30 minutes then check for tenderness of duck or if meat is starting to fall off bone easily.

 You can add additional water if so desired at this point.


If duck is not to your tenderness after 1 hour allow to cook until duck is to your preference. Keep liquid level at half the amount of duck while cooking.

Chunkay meaning:

The process of sautéing by added ingredients such as garlic, onions, pimento and other spices to very hot oil to enhance their flavors.


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