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Where to Buy Duck Confit

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GULawKA Feb 20, 2009 08:29 AM

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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    Bostonbob3 RE: GULawKA Feb 20, 2009 08:36 AM

    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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      BobB RE: Bostonbob3 Feb 22, 2009 11:48 AM

      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.

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        Bostonbob3 RE: BobB Feb 23, 2009 07:10 AM

        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.

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      smtucker RE: GULawKA Feb 20, 2009 09:17 AM

      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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        GULawKA RE: smtucker Feb 20, 2009 09:24 AM

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

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          tallullah RE: GULawKA Feb 20, 2009 01:11 PM

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

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        bostonbroad RE: GULawKA Feb 20, 2009 01:22 PM

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

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          gyppielou RE: bostonbroad Feb 20, 2009 03:25 PM

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

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            BobB RE: gyppielou Feb 22, 2009 11:49 AM

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

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              bostonbroad RE: BobB Feb 23, 2009 06:29 AM

              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.

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                BobB RE: bostonbroad Feb 23, 2009 07:30 AM

                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. maillard RE: GULawKA Feb 22, 2009 05:05 AM

          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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            BobB RE: maillard Feb 22, 2009 11:49 AM

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

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