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    Sous vide duck breast with celeriac choucroute, bulgur wheat and cherries.


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    Sous vide duck breast with celeriac choucroute, bulgur wheat and cherries.

    Post  Admin on Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:26 pm

    Serves 4. Cooking time 1hr 30 mins.

    You will also need the following equipment.

    Water bath
    Vacuum bags
    Bar sealer

    Sous vide duck breast.

    4 duck breasts

    Duck sauce.

    1.2kg duck bones
    400ml of brown chicken stock
    100ml of white wine
    1g of xanthan gum
    1 garlic clove
    1/2 tsp five-spice powder
    1 tsp Chardonnay vinegar
    1 pinch of black pepper

    Celeriac choucroute.

    500g of celeriac, cut julienne
    5g of salt
    25g of duck fat
    25g of white wine vinegar

    Bulgur wheat.

    100g of bulgur wheat
    300ml of water
    15ml of olive oil
    1 tsp chives, chopped
    1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped

    To serve.

    8 cherries


    Begin by preparing the duck breasts. Remove the skin and scrape away the excess fat. Lay the skin flat on a tray, place in the freezer and set aside the duck breasts
    -4 duck breasts


    Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4


    For the duck sauce, place the bones in a baking tray and roast in the oven until deep golden brown. Bring the chicken stock to the boil in a large saucepan and add the duck bones. Reduce the heat, cook for 1 hour then strain the liquid into a clean pan
    -1.2kg duck bones
    -400ml of brown chicken stock


    In a separate pan, bring the white wine to the boil. Add the wine to the stock, then add the garlic, five-spice, black pepper and Chardonnay vinegar and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for a further 2 more minutes, then pass through a fine sieve and thicken with xanthan gum. Keep warm until ready to serve
    -100ml of white wine
    -1g of xanthan gum
    -1 garlic clove
    -1/2 tsp five-spice powder
    -1 tsp Chardonnay vinegar
    -1 pinch of black pepper


    Place the celeriac in a bowl with the salt and mix well. Leave for 30 minutes, then squeeze out any excess moisture and place in a saucepan with the duck fat. Sweat over a medium heat for 20 minutes without colouring, then finish with the white wine vinegar
    -500g of celeriac, cut julienne
    -5g of salt
    -25g of white wine vinegar
    -25g of duck fat


    Place the bulgur wheat and water in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil. Cook for 8 minutes, then remove from the heat and stir through the chives, parsley and olive oil
    -100g of bulgur wheat
    -300ml of water
    -15ml of olive oil
    -1 tsp chives, chopped
    -1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped


    Preheat a water bath to 62C


    Once the duck skin is frozen, remove from the freezer and place flat in a hot frying pan (or plancha if you have one) with a heavy weight on top. Cook for a few minutes or until the skin is golden brown and crispy


    Place the duck breasts in a vacuum bag with a pinch of salt, seal with a bar sealer and cook for 16 minutes in the water bath. Meanwhile, add the cherries to the duck sauce and heat through


    Remove the duck breast from the vacuum bag and rest for a few minutes before carving lengthways into 2 pieces


    To serve, place a pile of the choucroute on each plate and top with the bulgur wheat. Add the carved duck breast and finish with a shard of duck skin, the duck sauce and whole cherries

    -8 cherries

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