Sunday, March 16, 2014

Roasted duck confit with celeriac & pear

The year 2014 has started off with a big bang and lots of problem tackling. To keep our minds straight we are concentrating on the good things in life, such as cooking! With all the moving and settling in cooking became more of a distant memory than what it used to be, a great way to relax and use our creativity. With the floor lists (still) lying by a wall in the living room we are ready to experiment with some great new ideas and products!

At the end of the year we planned to take it easy in the beginning of 2014 and concentrate on our home, sports, photography and cooking. However, almost all of our photography equipment was stolen from our hotel in Buenos Aires (just stay away from Continental 725 hotel..) as well as our Macbook Air. It was "only" a materialistic loss but for two IT & photography geeks it really hurt. Luckily we still have an old Macbook as well as an older camera, the Canon 500D, which surprised us with it's great picture quality we had completely forgotten about!

Recently we prepared this amazing combination of roasted duck confit and celeriac & pear salad we found on Jamie Oliver's site and, once again, made it slightly different. The whole combination was simply amazing! 

Roasted duck confit with celeriac & pear

For two

2 Duck Confit's with duck fat

2 gloves of garlic

2 tablespoons of crème fraîche

juice of 1 lemon

2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard


freshly ground black pepper

1/4 celeriac, peeled and chopped into matchsticks

1 pear, chopped into matchsticks

1 small bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked and roughly chopped

Put the crème fraîche, lemon juice and mustard into a bowl, season with salt and pepper and mix well. Add the celeriac, pears and most of the parsley, and combine carefully.

Preheat a pan with two table spoons of duck fat. Add two garlic gloves. Remove / wipe off excessive fat from the duck and roast on both sides for about 8 minutes on medium heat.

Enjoy with a wonderful bottle of red wine.

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