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Feb 20, 2009 08:29 AM

Where to Buy Duck Confit

I'm looking to make duck confit stuffed ravioli this weekend and wondering if anyone has suggestions as to where to purchase duck confit for the filling. (Already took a look at past posts and didn't find anything responsive).

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Call Savenors (Beacon Hill and Cambridge). They have it. But even if they don't right now, they'll get it for you.

    Or you could just buy some duck, brown it up, cover it in the rendered fat, and put it in the oven for a couple hours.

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    1. re: Bostonbob3

      You brown yours before confiting? I've always done mine afterward, just before serving. 20 minutes in a hot oven does the trick. Savenors sells rendered duck fat for confiting as well as fresh legs.

      1. re: BobB

        Yeah, I brown them to render the fat.

        But I also crisp them up afterwards as well. It's an old "Great Chef's of Somewhere" recipe that's served me well.

    2. If you are closer to Lexington, Wilson Farms often has duck confit in their meat area. And, costco in Everett sells duck confit as well. I have not tried either of these products since I prefer to do the confit myself. [I have an amazing recipe if you need it, but it is a 48 hour production.]

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      1. re: smtucker

        Thanks for the recommendation--I think I'm going to take the shortcut!

        1. re: GULawKA

          I've gotten excellent confit at Formaggio Kitchen on Huron.

      2. Also saw it at Dewar's in Newton Center last weekend.

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        1. re: bostonbroad

          Ask your local whole foods to order you some, if they don't currently have it

          1. re: gyppielou

            Are you sure? They don't even sell fresh duck legs anymore, I've asked, and I've never seen confit in one.

            1. re: BobB

              I couldn't find duck in any form the last time I looked at WF. I think they only stock it around the holidays; special order the rest of the time.

              1. re: bostonbroad

                I seem to recall reading on a thread here a while back that their decision to stop carrying duck parts had some connection to the fact (?) that their duck parts supplier was also a foie gras producer, and they refused to support that for humane reasons. Might be apocryphal, though - all I know is I was in my local Whole Foods in Brighton a few days ago looking for fresh legs, and they told me that all of the WF stores have stopped carrying them but could (or would) not give me a reason.

        2. I've seen it at Dave's Fresh Pasta. It seemed very expensive to me, but I'm not sure what the usual price for confit is.

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          1. re: maillard

            Make your own. It's so, so easy.