Duck Confit Recipe

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Duck Confit
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  1. Mix the allspice, nutmeg and kosher salt and sprinkle evenly over duck. Press the garlic and fresh thyme bunches onto the flesh and skin and place a bay leaf on the exposed flesh of each leg. Cover and cure in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°F Drain all the liquid from the baking dish. Pat dry. Return the cured legs to the cleaned dish along with the garlic and herbs and cover with warm fat.
  3. Bake for 6 to 8 hours or until the garlic cloves have turned a deep golden brown and fleshis soft to the touch.
  4. Let the meat cool in the fat. When it reaches room temperature remove the legs and strain fat.
  5. There will be a bit of duck liquid at the bottom that will turn to jelly when refrigerated and should be saved and used for seasoning poultry sauces.
  6. Pour the strained fat back over the duck legs and store in the fridge until needed.
  7. To reheat the duck, brush with orange marmalade and bake in the oven at 450F until crispy and golden.
  8. French Vinaigrette:.
  9. Combine and whisk all ingredients together. Pour over salad mix.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 4164.3 Kcal (17435 kJ)
Calories from fat 4184.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 464.94g 715%
Cholesterol 597.72mg 199%
Sodium 3371.77mg 140%
Potassium 97.55mg 2%
Total Carbs 7.89g 3%
Sugars 0.28g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.63g 3%
Protein 34.07g 68%
Vitamin C 9.5mg 16%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Calcium 56.6mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 652.84 Kcal (2733 kJ)
Calories from fat 656 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 72.89g 715%
Cholesterol 93.71mg 199%
Sodium 528.6mg 140%
Potassium 15.29mg 2%
Total Carbs 1.24g 3%
Sugars 0.04g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 3%
Protein 5.34g 68%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 16%
Iron 0.4mg 16%
Calcium 8.9mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 121.9
  • 123

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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