Duck Ragù with Creamy Polenta

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1 (4 1/2-pound) whole duck, cut into pieces, skin scored

Sea salt and cracked black pepper

1 leek, white part only, sliced

4 cloves garlic, sliced

3 1/2 ounces smoked pancetta, chopped

10 sprigs thyme

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1/3 cup malt vinegar

1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes

2 1/2 cups port

Amaranth leaves, to serve

Creamy Polenta:

1 liter milk

1 cup instant polenta

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, chopped

1/2 cup whipping cream

1 1/2 cups finely grated Parmesan, plus extra to serve

Sea salt and cracked black pepper


Duck à l’Orange

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1 Pekin (Long Island) duck (about 5 1/2 pounds)

1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped

3 sprigs thyme

1 celery stalk, coarsely chopped

1 medium carrot, peeled, halved lengthwise, then crosswise

5 whole black peppercorns

3 navel oranges

Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup Port


Apple Cider-Braised Duck Legs

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According to Andrew Zimmern, the key to these tender braised duck legs is the balance between the sweet (apples and honey) and the acidic (salt and vinegar). “Taste for that balance before you serve the dish-sometimes a drizzle of your favorite Banyuls or aged sherry vinegar works wonders at the table, he says.” Bonus: this dish tastes better the next day and also freezes well.


Duck “Prosciutto”

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Yield: 10 ounces (serving size: 1/2 ounce)Source: Cooking LightIngredients4 cups kosher salt, divided 2 (8-ounce) boneless duck breast halves 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperInstructionsPour 1 1/4 cups kosher salt in an 8-inch square baking dish; arrange duck breast halves, skin side up, in a single layer over salt. Top duck with remaining 2 3/4 cups kosher salt, pressing down to pack. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours. Remove duck from salt; discard salt. Rinse duck thoroughly under cold water; drain. Pat duck dry; sprinkle evenly with freshly ground black pepper….read more