Pato no Tucupi (Duck)


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  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 40m
  • Cook Time: 2:20 h
  • Ready In: 3:00 h
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Pato no Tucupi (Duck)

Pato no tucupi is a typical dish of Para cuisine and consists of a roasted duck, with a sauce made with Tucupi, which is a yellow liquid extracted from the cassava root. It is an originally indigenous recipe, which used tucupi to prepare wild ducks, roasting on stone stoves.

A curiosity here is that the tucupi it is initially poisonous, it must be boiled slowly for many hours in order to lose all its hydrocyanic acid.

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  • 1 3kg duck
  • 3 Liters of Tucupi
  • 5 Jambu decks instead of jambu (alternatively Chicory)
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 2 onions
  • 1 package of chicory
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 lemon
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 spoons of olive oil
  • Chilli pepper to taste


Step 1

- DUCK -

Step 2

Clean the duck and wash it with a few leaves of chicory and lemon

Step 3

Leave to mix overnight in vinegar with garlic, salt and pepper

Step 4

Cut it into pieces and brown it with onion, garlic, tomato, finely chopped, butter and olive oil

Step 5

First cook in a pan to soften after you put it in the oven for browning

Step 6

- The TUCUPI -

Step 7

Cook the Tucupi with freshly crushed whole garlic salt oil and chicory

Step 8


Step 9

Clean it well, if there are flowers remove them, cook with water and salt until softened, unstick and add to Tucupi.

Step 10


Step 11

Put some hot tucupi in a saucepan, add the lightly crushed red pepper and turn them over

Step 12

Add the duck to a single pan after it has been cooked and put in the oven, with the tucupi and the jambu. Cook, when you see it boil it means that the recipe is ready.

Step 13

Serve with Rice Mandioca Flour.

Comments (4)

  1. posted by Emilio Brughera on December 2, 2018

    Where can I buy Tucupì in Italy near Milan?

    • posted by admin on December 3, 2018

      Unfortunately I don't know how to help you find the product in Milan.
      However on the site you can find the recipe to create the tucupi. It is very easy.

    • posted by Nicklaus on August 23, 2021

      If you can buy cassava (even frozen is ok), you can make your own tucupi.

      • posted by admin on September 15, 2021

        if you know where to buy it here in Italy it is a bit difficult to find this ingredient you have to do it yourself the tucupi


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