Cassoulet, for two (sort of)

Cassoulet

I normally only make Cassoulet for big dinners with 6 or 8 or 10 people. It’s one of those dishes that is best made for a crowd. Properly made it should have duck confit and sausages and, maybe, some lamb chops or slabs of pork belly. You can find my original Cassoulet recipe here, along … Continue reading…

Pasta with Duck Confit Sauce; a plan

Duck Confit Pasta

I don’t have a lot of canned food in my pantry. There is usually tuna, and maybe tomatoes in case I run out of the frozen ones from last summer. There is almost always duck confit…. confit de canard. A can of confit will have 4 or 5 cuisses or thigh / leg pieces which … Continue reading…

Spinach Risotto with Duck Confit; the potager

Duck and Spinach Risotto

I realize that many of you will not be making this risotto using duck confit. I looked at a few US supermarket websites and it wasn’t listed. Amazon, of course, carries it but it’s rather expensive – and appeared a lot fancier than the can I usually buy. They did have one similar can for … Continue reading…

Risotto with Duck Confit, White and Red Beans

I’m tired. It’s been a busy weekend. It started with an 18K walk on Saturday and was followed by an intense 1 1/2 days with the computer – tweaking, moving, rearranging…. And then doing it all again. And if you don’t know what I was working on…. Well, I’m not going to tell you. I … Continue reading…

Roast Duck Confit, the update

This is what it looks like when I open the can. Yes, that is fat…. Lots and lots of fat. One has to dig in with one’s fingers to locate the duck. In the past, when I have duck confit, I used it in cassoulet. Or maybe risotto or pasta. I decided, to be different, … Continue reading…

Risotto with Duck Confit and Beluga Lentils

I'm back….. Almost. Still rather jet-lagged. Still wrapping my mind around stuff and getting used to the new reality. And absolutely enjoying the brilliant sunshine and warm air that greeted me.   Spring arrived while I was away. Hyacinths are blooming, tulips are up, fruit trees are blossoming, puppies are digging…. All signs of spring. … Continue reading…