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Confit Duck Leg

Confit Duck Leg

with Caramelised Apples, Pancetta Potatoes and Peashoot Salad

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Using confit duck legs in this dish gives a beautiful 'cheffy' result with minimum effort! Crisp skin and tender meat make for a delightful dinner, worthy of a special occasion. Especially when accompanied by pancetta potatoes and caramelised apples. Don't throw away the fat from around the duck legs either. It'll keep for weeks in the fridge and makes great roasties!

Allergens:MustardNutsMilk
Preparation Time40 minutes
Difficulty levelLevel 2
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

1 pack(s)

New Potatoes

1 bunch(es)

Thyme

60 grams

Pancetta

(ContainsMustard)

2 unit(s)

Confit Duck Leg

40 grams

Walnuts

(ContainsNuts)

1 tbsp

Wholegrain Mustard

(ContainsMustard)

½ unit(s)

Lemon

1 unit(s)

Braeburn Apple

30 grams

Unsalted Butter

(ContainsMilk)

½ unit(s)

Chicken Stock Pot

75 grams

Tracklements Apple and sage Jelly

1 bag(s)

Baby Spinach

1 bag(s)

Steve's Leaves Peashoots

Not included in your delivery

2 tbsp

Olive Oil

50 milliliter(s)

Water

Nutritional information
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Energy (kJ)4510 kJ
Energy (kcal)1078 kcal
Fat61.0 g
of which saturates20.0 g
Carbohydrate69 g
of which sugars40.0 g
Protein64 g
Salt5.0 g
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites.
Utensils
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Baking Tray
Bowl
Frying Pan
Plate
Instructions
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Roast the Potatoes
Roast the Potatoes
1

Quarter the new potatoes. Pop them on a baking tray and drizzle over a little oil. Season with salt and black pepper. Pick the thyme leaves from their stalks (discard the stalks). Sprinkle half the leaves onto the potatoes and toss to coat. Pop them on the middle shelf of your oven, and roast until golden, 25- 30 mins. Halfway through cooking, turn the potatoes and add the pancetta.

Roast Duck
Roast Duck
2

Meanwhile, remove the confit duck from its packaging and fat. Place on a separate baking tray, skin-side up. Roast on the top shelf of your oven for 25 mins or until the skin is crispy.

Make the Dressing
Make the Dressing
3

Roughly chop the walnuts and pop them in a mixing bowl. Add the wholegrain mustard, lemon juice, remaining thyme leaves and the olive oil (amount specified in the ingredient list). Set aside, we'll dress the peashoots later.

Make the sauce
Make the sauce
4

Cut each apple into eight wedges and remove the core. Heat half the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the apples and cook until browned all over, 6-7 mins. Turn to make sure they colour evenly. Then stir in the chicken stock pot, water (amount specified in the ingredient list) and the apple and sage jelly. Simmer until the apples are soft and the sauce is glossy, 3-4 mins. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil.

Cook the Spinach
Cook the Spinach
5

When the potato and duck are 5 mins from being ready, you can finish off the last few jobs. Wash the frying pan you used for the apples and return it to medium heat. Add the remaining butter and the baby spinach. Stir and cook until the spinach wilts, 3-4 mins. Remove from the heat and cover until everything else is ready. TIP: You might want to heat the spinach up again for 30 seconds just prior to serving!

Serve
Serve
6

Share the potatoes between your plates. Put a 'bed' of spinach next to them and top it with the duck leg. Toss the peashoots in the dressing and serve alongside. Spoon the sauce over the duck leg and scatter the caramelised apples around in an artistic fashion. ENJOY!