It's known as Balinese dish, but please correct me if I'm wrong, because my friend told me that bebek betutu is from Java.
This is my first duck cooked by myself, not because I am not a fan of duck but the reason why I don't feel want to cook duck because duck has funny smell. But, since my hubby bought a duck and he wants to eat duck, so I googled how to cook delicious duck, and I found this Balinese style duck.
And.......voilaaaa.....it was so delicious, I put lots of herbs so the funny smell of the duck was gone!! My hubby loved it so much, but we decided will not cook duck too often, because duck has more fat than meat :(.
However, this Balinese style duck is worthed to try, the recipe is quite simple. It needs variety of herbs tho.
Bebek Betutu (Balinese Style Duck in Banana Leaf)
1 whole duck
50 ml canola oil
5 stalks of lemongrass, thinly sliced
3 cm of ginger, smashed
3 sheets of banana leafs
150 gr shallots
100 gr garlics
5 pieces of candlenuts
5 cm of turmeric (Belzy - I used 1 tsp of turmeric powder)
1 tsp of pepper
7 pieces of bird's eye chilli
1 tbsp of coriander
1 tbsp Indonesian shrimp paste
Salt to taste
Spread the spice paste all over *inside and outside* the duck. Let it rest for 20 minutes. Wrap it with prepared banana leaves. Steam it for 1 hour until the spices absorbed.
Preheat the oven at 350`F (180`C), then place the duck in the oven, and let it baked for 1 hour, or until the duck skin changed to golden brown. Dish it out.
Serving: cut it into pieces before served.