Enjoy delicious Bebek Betutu (Balinese Roast Duck) for an elegant, flavorful dinner! Optional to slow-cook on the BBQ, or roast in the oven!

a whole roasted duck on platter

Friends, I’m super excited to introduce you to a duck farm in New York. Jurgielewicz & Sons sells free-roaming, Long Island heritage, antibiotic and hormone free Pekin ducks. This family farm delivers fresh duck to your doorstep!

Bebek Betutu (Balinese Roast Duck)

Today’s Bebek Betutu (Balinese Roast Duck) is amazing!

a wholel roasted/grilled duck served on a platter with lime slices

Traditional Balinese Duck Dish

This traditional Balinese duck dish is full of fresh, savory flavors. The duck can be slow-cooked on your barbecue or roasted in the oven. Easy!

  1. slow-cooked on the barbecue
  2. roasted in the oven

Abby made it for us awhile back, and we ate it nice and slow. :) The flavors literally melt in your mouth!

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Jurgielewicz & Sons Duck Farm

But first, our friend back in New York, Joey at Jurgielewicz & Sons, shared with us some duck to start cooking some tasty recipes to share with you. Here are more duck recipes to try!

Four generations of Jurgielewicz family duck farming began in 1933 when Dr. Joe’s grandparents emigrated to America from Poland via Ellis Island. Ready more about the farm history!

banana leaves with roasted duck

Balinese Roast Duck

Let’s start with Balinese Roast Duck.

Balinese Roast Duck is a classic dish in which duck is coated in a spice paste, wrapped in banana leaves, and steam-roasted.

The paste has quite a few ingredients, but the flavor is OUT of this world.

We steamed it on the grill, but you can also roast it in the oven.

a whole duck cooked in banana leaves

How to roast a whole duck

  1. Prepare the duck and generously sprinkle the entire duck body with salt.
  2. Prepare the paste per directions in my recipe.
  3. Over an open flame (on a gas stovetop or barbecue), prepare the banana leaf by laying it down on top of the flame. When the leaf becomes fragrant, continue passing the remainder of the leaf over the flame, until the whole leaf is fragrant and gently toasted.
  4. Lay out a long piece of foil and place the banana leaf on top, and move the duck to the banana leaf. Smother with paste.
  5. Spread remaining paste onto the duck and begin to wrap the duck.
  6. Fold the foil over the duck and tuck in the edges until sealed.
  7. Preheat grill to 350 degrees, then place duck in the center. Roast for about three hours, or until the internal temperature reads 175 degrees on the thicker part of the leg.

whole duck cooked in foil

How to serve a roasted duck

Carve or shred the duck with a fork, and serve hot with cooked juices and paste, with rice, cucumber, or tomato.

Or for summer, serve it with this Summer Corn Tomato Salad.

Bebek Betutu (Balinese Roast Duck)

Duck delivery to your doorstep

Here’s what we love about this NY family farm: They deliver duck to your doorstep!

When the box was delivered, we kept some in the fridge for trying new recipes, and put some in the freezer.

You can also buy specialty duck parts online at Joe Jurgielewicz & Son!

I love their motto: A happy duck is a tasty duck!

Enjoy!

a whole roasted duck on platter
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Bebek Betutu (Balinese Roast Duck)

This is a traditional Balinese duck dish that is full of fresh, savory flavors. The duck can be slow-cooked on your barbecue or roasted in the oven.

Ingredients

Duck

  • 1 4-5 lb whole duck
  • 1 large banana leaf
  • 3 layers of tin foil, shiny side goes directly onto the duck, dull side is visible
  • Kosher salt to season
  • Steamed rice to serve
  • Cucumber, optional
  • Tomato, optional

Paste

  • 10 shallots
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 3 inch piece of galangal
  • 2 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 Tbsp pepper
  • 3 inches fresh ginger
  • 3 inches fresh turmeric
  • 1/4 cup lime juice, 2 limes
  • 2.5 tsp kosher salt
  • 3-4 large kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 1/2 tsp of shrimp paste
  • 1 medium serrano chili
  • 2 Tbsp sesame or peanut oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 1 whole lemongrass stalk

Instructions

  • Rinse and pat dry the duck, removing any innards in the cavity.
  • Generously sprinkle the entire duck body with salt, including the body cavity. Set aside.
  • In a small pan, roast coriander and peppercorns over medium heat until fragrant—2 minutes.
  • Combine shallots, galangal, ginger, garlic, turmeric, lime, salt, kaffir leaf, shrimp paste, serrano chili, sesame oil, water, sugar, and lemongrass into a food processor or blender, including the toasted pepper and coriander. Pulse until a loose paste forms; okay to have a few large pieces of ingredients. To loosen paste, add small amounts of water and scrape the sides if needed. Set aside.
  • Over an open flame (on a gas stovetop or barbecue), prepare your banana leaf. Carefully place a portion of the banana leaf on top of the flame. When the leaf becomes fragrant, continue passing the remainder of the leaf over the flame until the whole leaf is fragrant and gently toasted.
  • Lay out a long piece of foil and place the banana leaf on top; both should be horizontal. The whole leaf will not fit and some will be hanging off the edge.
  • Move the duck to the banana leaf and smother one side with a generous portion of paste. Place the duck lengthwise and paste side down onto the center of the banana leaf, leaving about 1 foot of leaf to wrap around (wrapping the duck is similar to wrapping ingredients into a burrito). Spread the remaining paste onto the duck and begin to wrap the duck—fold the 1 foot of banana leaf over the duck and roll until the duck is wrapped in the leaf. Note, the banana leaf will not cover rear and the head.
  • Fold the foil over the duck and tuck in the edges. Repeat this step with three more layers of foil, making sure the duck is sealed.
  • Preheat grill to 350 degrees, the place duck in the center. Roast for 3 hours, or until the internal temperature reads 175 degrees on the thicker part of the leg.
  • Carve or shred the duck with a fork and serve hot with cooked juices and paste, with rice, cucumber, or tomato.
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a whole roasted duck

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