Duck Confit By N&C Produce


Duck Confit By N&C Produce

What is Duck Confit?

Duck confit is a French dish made with the whole duck. In Gascony, according to the families perpetuating the tradition of duck confit, all the pieces of duck are used to produce the meal.

French word confire, literally "to preserve") is any type of food that is cooked slowly over a long period of time as a method of preservation. ... In meat cooking, this requires the meat to be salted as part of the preservation process.

Where can I buy fresh Duck

Fresh Duck could be purchased from N&C Produce,Duck can be bought whole or you can buy your favourite cuts separately ie leg, breast etc.

N&C Produce will deliver your fresh chilled duck order directly to your door.

Duck Confit Preparation 

To prepare a confit, the duck meat is rubbed with salt, garlic, and sometimes herbs ,the duck is then covered and refrigerated for up to 30 hours. Curing with salt to preserve the Duck meat.

Prior to cooking, the spices are rinsed from the meat, which is then patted dry. The duck meat is placed in a cooking dish deep enough to contain the meat and the rendered fat, and placed in an oven at a low temperature (76 – 135 degrees Celsius/170 – 275 Fahrenheit).The meat is slowly poached at least until cooked, or until meltingly tender, generally four to ten hours.

The duck meat and fat are then removed from the oven and left to cool. When cool, the meat can be transferred to a container and completely submerged in the fat. A sealed jar of duck confit may be kept in the refrigerator for up to six months, or several weeks if kept in a reusable plastic container. To maximize preservation if canning, the fat should top the meat by at least one inch. The cooking fat acts as both a seal and preservative and results in a very rich taste. Skipping the salt curing stage greatly reduces the shelf life of the duck confit.

What  goes well with Duck Confit?

Duck Confit is traditionally served with roast or sautéd potatoes. Cabbage, roasted vegetables and a red beet salad makes up a fantastic side dish as well.