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Seared Duck Leg with Baked White Beans

This is a fairly simple way of turning ordinary white beans into something very special. I normally use navy (haricot) beans, which are the type used with tomatoes to produced baked beans. Here I cooked the beans with a duck … Continue reading

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Duck and Egg Mayonnaise

August 17th, 2012 I made mayonaise for a lunchtime egg salad sandwich today (see here for my home made mayonnaise recipe) and had some inspiration from something that I’d seen on television recently. BBC2 have been showing Exploring China: A Culinary … Continue reading

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Duck and Mushrooms

June 1st 2012 I had supper with Oli a couple of nights ago – he was visiting from Barcelona and staying with Rick and Su. They were out playing bridge, so we had the use of their kitchen. As a … Continue reading

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Duck Confit and Puy Lentils

April 14th, 2011 Duck Confit is a very traditional, French, method of preserving duck (probably dating back hundreds of years). It’s thought that this type of preservation originated in Gascony. The duck legs are first, salted with the addition of … Continue reading

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Duck Liver

January 9th, 2011 I went to my butcher yesterday, to buy some Napoli sausages. I was delighted to find that they had huge ducks (about 6lb in weight) for sale, with giblets, for £5! If you look at what they … Continue reading

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Roast Duck

August 8th, 2010 Roasted for a couple of hours, with some onion, herbs, garlic and butter inside to add flavour. Pricked all over to release the fat, which is excellent for roasting potatoes. I found Daffy for a fiver at … Continue reading

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Prawn and Venison Gumbo

I had some venison and andouille sausage in the freezer and after making Prawn Étouffé a few weeks ago, I was itching to make a gumbo with prawns. Gumbo is a type of stew which originated in Louisiana around the early part … Continue reading

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Rabbit Filé Gumbo

Just over a year ago, I set out to make a rabbit gumbo, but got distracted and made a pheasant gumbo instead! Having come across some andouille and a rabbit, at the bottom of the freezer this week, it seemed … Continue reading

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Chicken Sofrito

The cooking method for sofrito or sofregit (in Catalan), was first recorded in the Libre de Sent Soví, a Catalan recipe book from about 1324. Sofregit comes from the verb sofregir, which means to under fry. Most people think of … Continue reading

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Rabbit en Confit

The word confit comes from the French verb confire, to preserve, which in turn is from the Latin conficere, to complete, do, finish, make or prepare. Most foods can be preserved as a confit by cooking at a low temperature … Continue reading

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