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Wild duck, apple, foie gras and smoked eel

Wild duck, apple, foie gras and smoked eel

Wild duck, apple, foie gras and smoked eel

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1
Start by placing a large pot of water on a high heat and bring to a boil. While waiting, move on to butchering the 2 ducks to separate the breasts from the legs - you should have 2 carcasses left over as a result. Vac pac the breasts for cooking later
  • 2 medium ducks
2
Preheat oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Immerse the duck carcasses into boiling water for 1 minute then remove to drain. Roast the carcasses and legs in the oven until golden brown – this should take 30-40 minutes
3
While the bones are browning, place enough vegetable oil to cover the base of a large pot and place on a high heat. Caramelise the shallots and garlic until dark brown being careful not to burn. Add bay, thyme and juniper and cook for a further 2 minutes
  • 3 banana shallots, finely sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 4 juniper berries
4
Add red wine vinegar and reduce until almost dry. Add the red wine and reduce by two thirds. Add both the veal and chicken stock, plus the carcasses and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 45 minutes. Strain the contents through a fine chinoise and return to the heat with the duck legs and simmer to reduce by another two thirds
  • 125ml of red wine vinegar
  • 400ml of red wine
  • 1.6l veal stock
  • 1.6l brown chicken stock
5
While the sauce is reducing, combine the orange juice, zest, brandy and port. Once the reduction is finished, add the orange juice mixture and strain. Add salt to taste and elderberries before serving
  • 300ml of orange juice
  • 50ml of port
  • 50ml of brandy
  • 1 punnet of elderberries
6
For the foie gras, place a dry heavy based pan on a high heat until it begins to smoke. Add the large dice of foie gras and sauté until it turns dark brown. Remove from the pan and into a bowl to cool
  • 150g of foie gras
7
Place the yoghurt in a blender and add remaining ingredients, including the remaining foie gras and season while still warm. Blend until just combined. Store in a suitable container to set in refrigerator
  • 75g of foie gras
  • 125g of Greek yoghurt
8
For the orange jelly, reduce 200ml of orange juice on a low heat until you have a syrup-like consistency, approximately three quarters. Add the remaining juice, salt, sugar, vinegar and whisk in vegetal. Return to the heat and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and strain. Set in a rectangular tray lined with cling film
  • 300ml of orange juice
  • 7g of vegetal powder
  • 10ml of sherry vinegar
  • 10g of sugar
  • salt to season
9
Start on the apple purée by placing the butter in a medium sized saucepan on a medium heat. Add the peeled diced apple and remaning ingredients. Cook until the apple is tender, remove from the heat and blend while warm until smooth
  • 2 elison orange apples
  • 50g of salted butter
  • 20ml of lemon juice
  • 20g of caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
10
Preheat oven to 160°C/gas mark 3. Line a large baking tray with silicon paper and place potatoes flat and evenly on tray. Brush with clarified butter and season lightly. Place another layer of silicon paper on top of the potatoes and another baking tray on top to keep the potatoes flat. Bake for 8 minutes, then turn the potatoes and bake for a further 8. Cool on resting rack and season to taste
  • 3 large Maris piper potatoes
  • 100g of ghee
  • salt to season
11
For the breasts, cook in a water bath for 25 minutes at 60˚C. Remove from the water and place on a tray to cool. Once the breasts have cooled to room temperature, preheat the oven to 180˚C/gas mark 4. Arrange the flour, eggs, and panko in separate bowls
  • 50g of butter
  • 50ml of vegetable oil
  • plain flour for dusting
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • salt to season
12
Remove the breast from the bag and remove the skin from the breast. Dip the breasts in the flour, egg and then the breadcrumbs. Heat some butter and oil in a pan until the butter starts to foam. Then, place the duck breast in the hot pan and cook until one side of the breast is golden brown
13
Remove the breasts from the pan and cook in the oven for a further 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for a further 3 minutes. While the duck is resting, heat a small amount of butter in a small pan on a medium heat. When hot, add the watercress, cook until wilted and season to taste
  • 2 2/3 handfuls of watercress
14
Warm the eel in the oven for 2 minutes, whilst letting the apple purée reach room temperature. Heat up the duck sauce to a simmer. Place a small bed of watercress on one side of the plate, a piece of eel in the middle, a small open sandwich of foie gras yoghurt, using two potato crisps as the outer layers
  • 200g of smoked eel fillet
15
Smear the apple purée around the other components and place the hot duck breast on the bed of watercress. Garnish with the duck sauce, micro cress and some freshly sliced apple
  • 20 elderberries
  • 16 slices of apple

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