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What to do with leftover duck confit

julesincoq Jul 5, 2010 06:46 PM

My friend asked me for suggestions on what to do with some leftover duck confit. She said to keep it simple. I suggested putting it on a slice of baguette topping with smoked gouda and placing it on the grill for a minute. That was all I could come up with - duck is not my strong suit.

Does anyone have any better ideas?

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    jaykayen RE: julesincoq Jul 5, 2010 07:00 PM


    I like to put it in arugula salads with some fruit and vinaigrette, but she could keep it for weeks. I'm sure she'll eat it up.

    1. thew RE: julesincoq Jul 5, 2010 07:17 PM

      fried rice
      pasta sauce
      finger snack
      on crostini or baguette
      in a salad
      in a soup
      off a loved one

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        julesincoq RE: thew Jul 5, 2010 08:01 PM

        I love your last suggestion and will pass that one on!

        I think she is a little intimidated. Her dad is a chef and made a very fancy appetizer that contained the duck confit. He left town now and she has a some leftovers in the fridge and it seems wrong to just eat it. She wants to fancy it up a bit and have it with good wine but the 19 steps her dad put into his recipe is not her cup of tea.

      2. John E. RE: julesincoq Jul 5, 2010 08:21 PM

        How about duck ravioli using wonton skins? Or duck enchiladas. Any recipe that calls for cooked chicken will work and taste fabulous.

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          zamorski RE: John E. Jul 5, 2010 08:29 PM


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            theperfectcookie RE: zamorski Jul 5, 2010 09:50 PM

            Absolutely! Rillettes was just what I was thinking. Infuse it with a little orange and you have the perfect spread over any bread whatsoever.

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            Cherylptw RE: John E. Jul 5, 2010 08:32 PM

            I was going to suggest duck wontons..and how about a duck summer roll with fresh vegetables and a dipping sauce, maybe a light vinegar based bbq sauce or some such.

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