Duck with Kumquat, Steamed Broccoli, Cauliflower

Our family enjoy duck dishes but we do not have it often since duck is almost like a "luxury" menu item on the dinner table as it is not easily available in the regular grocery stores or supermarkets. Thankfully, there is ready-cooked vacuum-packed roast duck and we will stash a few packs in the freezer whenever it is on sale; then prepare them as special menu item during festive occasions such as Christmas, New Year or Lunar New Year.

Not only they are better quality than those Cantonese-style roast found in most of the Chinese deli here, these ready-cooked vacuum-packed roast duck also makes meal prep a breeze when it comes to preparing duck dishes such as this Lunar New Year special menu item Roast Duck with Kumquat, Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower.

Kumquat 金吉 literally meaning "golden luck" symbolizes prosperity and good fortune, aligning with auspiciousness for Lunar New Year.
An easy-to-prepare dish either to be served as a side or as a main meal of low-carb protein bowl.

Roast Duck with Kumquat, Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower
Oven-roasted half duck (Maple Leaf Farm Roast Half Duck)
2-4 servings of assorted pre-cut vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli)
1-2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3-4 kumquat, sliced

Preheat oven 375F. Reheat duck according to package directions (this duck reheats in 375F oven, about 15-20mins). After placing the duck into oven to reheat, prep to steam the vegetables with garlic for 5-8 minutes. When vegetables are done, serve with duck and kumquat.

There are also other dishes to make with roast duck.

Roast duck served with veggies and noodles

Duck served with greens, cabbage and side of steamed dumplings