Pasta with Confit Duck and Savoy Cabbage Recipe

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  1. Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then sear duck legs, starting skin sides down and turning over once, until skin is golden and some of fat is rendered, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board, reserving skillet. When duck legs are cool enough to handle, remove skin and scrape off and reserve any visible fat, then cut skin into roughly 1/4-inch pieces. Return skin and fat to skillet and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally and pressing down on larger pieces, until fat is rendered and cracklings are golden and crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer cracklings with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
  2. While cracklings cook, pull duck meat from legs into roughly 1/4-inch-thick strips, discarding bones and any gristle.
  3. Reserve 2 tablespoons fat in skillet, discarding remainder, then cook onions with 1/2 teaspoon salt over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Add cabbage and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring and turning occasionally with tongs, until cabbage is slightly wilted, about 5 minutes. Add wine and cook, stirring, until evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add chicken broth and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is very tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. While cabbage simmers, cook pasta in a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta-cooking water, then drain pasta in a colander.
  5. Transfer cabbage mixture to pasta pot along with butter and shredded duck and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until butter is melted and duck is heated through. Stir in pasta, parsley, and pepper until combined. (If pasta looks dry, stir in some of cooking water.) Season with salt and serve cracklings on the side (for sprinkling over pasta).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 630.97 Kcal (2642 kJ)
Calories from fat 110.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.26g 19%
Cholesterol 72.27mg 24%
Sodium 826.26mg 34%
Potassium 472.51mg 10%
Total Carbs 97.83g 33%
Sugars 9.41g 38%
Dietary Fiber 9.01g 36%
Protein 33.27g 67%
Vitamin C 42.9mg 72%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Calcium 70.6mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 133.98 Kcal (561 kJ)
Calories from fat 23.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.6g 19%
Cholesterol 15.35mg 24%
Sodium 175.45mg 34%
Potassium 100.33mg 10%
Total Carbs 20.77g 33%
Sugars 2g 38%
Dietary Fiber 1.91g 36%
Protein 7.06g 67%
Vitamin C 9.1mg 72%
Iron 0.9mg 23%
Calcium 15mg 7%

* 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

  • 12.8
  • 16

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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