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Recipes with Duck Confit

Duck confit is a French delicacy, typical of the Gascony area. The main raw material is the duck, specifically the legs. Duck meat is a very nutritious and tasty type of meat that has been present in great French banquets for centuries. At Degusta Teruel, we intend to make it accessible to the largest public, which is why in our catalog we have a category reserved for products made from duck.

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The time has come, you have prepared the duck confit but… how to cook it? What recipes can you prepare? Duck meat is very versatile for many recipes. Its percentage of fat in relation to lean meat makes it juicy and soaks other foods well in flavor. The tender bites with the sweet spot contrast perfectly with other textures and flavors. We are going to show you three recipes, with a variety of ingredients so that you can see that this type of meat can be cooked with both sweet and savory ingredients and that this mixture of flavors makes it an exceptional dish that is sure to win over all your guests. Let's get started!

This product can be purchased already cooked, in some type of preserve such as canning. You can find confit and ducks in our online store. However, it is also easy to make at home. You can prepare it yourself, although it requires patience and dedication so that the meat is perfectly cooked, juicy and tasty.

If you want to prepare it, in this post we will show you the steps. First of all, you will need to purchase some duck legs of quality so that the dish is exquisite. Next, with a large amount of coarse salt, you will have to salt the piece and let it rest for approximately one hour. After the hour, remove the salt and place the piece in a saucepan. The piece will be cooked in its own fat and left to rest. Once it has rested, your duck confit will be ready.

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Duck and pear confit salad

This first recipe consists of a fresh salad, ideal for summer or spring, although it is welcome at any time of the year.

First, we will take the duck confit and shred it into small pieces . When you have it ready, we will put it in a pan on the fire so that it browns only a little in its own fat. Next, we will prepare the salad vinaigrette. To begin with, two tablespoons of honey will be heated in the microwave for a few seconds to facilitate its emulsification with the rest of the ingredients. To the honey, add oil, vinegar and salt to taste. Beat the mixture. Finally, it remains to assemble the salad. In a bowl, add the lettuce sprouts and pour the vinaigrette. Mix with the help of a spoon. When everything is well mixed, add the pieces of confit and mix the ingredients again. So quick and so delicious… now you have your delicious salad!

The following recipe is a little more elaborate, but it is sure to delight anyone's palate.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

    • ½ duck confit
    • 1 pear large conference
    • Assorted lettuce sprouts
    • Salt
    • Extra virgin olive oil and vinegar
    • Honey

Gourmet Gifts Duck confit with mashed potatoes and red fruit sauce

In this recipe, we'll start by preparing the mashed potatoes. To do this, peel the potatoes and onions and cut them into pieces. Also, we cut the leek. Add the 3 ingredients to a pot with a little salt, and cover with water. Let it cook for about 25 minutes.

When it is cooked, remove the pot from the heat, remove the water and, with a blender or a fork, begin to grind the ingredients. To the purée, we add the cream, the nutmeg, the pepper and a pinch of salt. Mix it well so that the mixture is homogeneous and rectify the flavor until it is to your liking. Reserve the purée.

We will continue preparing the duck confit. Put the confits on a baking sheet and sprinkle a little sugar on top. Put them in the oven, previously heated to 195ºC, until the skin is golden and crispy.

Finally, all that remains is to place them on the plate. At the base of the plate, put a portion of mashed potato in the center; on top, place the duck confit. To finish, add the red fruit sauce on top. He already has it! A dish full of opposite flavors, of different textures, that becomes a delicacy.

We are going to continue with a very special recipe, which may surprise you, since perhaps you will never I have imagined it before...

Ingredients for 3 servings:

  • 3 duck confits
  • 5 medium potatoes
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 leek
  • 6 tablespoons of cooking cream< /li>
  • Sugar
  • Black pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Red fruit sauce
  • Salt


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Duck confit with chocolate

The first step of the recipe consists of baking the duck confits. Preheat the oven to about 195º - 200º and introduce the tray with the confits. Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes, or until the confit is golden brown.

In the meantime, chop the onion and garlic and fry in a pan over low heat with a little oil. When it is fried, add the bay leaf, the wine, a splash of vinegar and let the ingredients reduce and settle.

Next, in a bowl add the ounces of chocolate together with the butter and melt it in the microwave . Be careful not to burn it! Do it little by little, checking that it melts and stirring it with a spoon.

The melted mixture of chocolate and butter, add it to the sauce that was resting in the pan. Finally, add the honey and stir well so that all the ingredients are well mixed and become a homogeneous sauce.

When serving, put the duck confit on a plate and, on top, pour the sauce of chocolate. We recommend that you reserve a little sauce in a small bowl in case any of your guests want more... it's a delight!

We hope that the post has helped you to innovate in the kitchen, learning new recipes with a gourmet product such as duck confit, and above all, that they carry them out since, with few ingredients but with extravagant mixtures, incredible flavors are achieved that will delight any palate.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 4 duck confits
  • 3 ounces of dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 1 splash of red wine
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Vinegar
  • A dash of honey
  • Pepper, salt and oil

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