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Pato Delicioso (Delicious Bolivian Duck)

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“Adapted from Pan American's Complete Round the World Cookbook. 2 thinly sliced onions may be substituted for the leeks. The recipe does not mention what to do with the eggs, so I assume they are for garnish.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove as much fat as possible from the ducks.
  2. Place ducks in a large saucepan or Dutch oven.
  3. Add water, carrots, celery, garlic, leeks, bell pepper, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  5. Skim the top.
  6. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 45 minutes.
  7. Add potatoes and cook for 30 minutes more, or until duck and potatoes are tender.
  8. Remove duck and set aside.
  9. Strain stock, reserving stock and vegetables separately.
  10. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  11. Add crumbs and mix well.
  12. Stir in 2 cups reserved stock.
  13. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  14. Place duck pieces on a serving platter.
  15. Place reserved vegetables on top.
  16. Pour bread crumb mixture over and around duck.
  17. Garnish with eggs.

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