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    Pato Con Peras Catalan

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    2 hrs

    20 mins

    1 hr 40 mins

    Jostlori's Note:

    This dish is a little work but the end result is glorious! The sauce adds an interesting finish. In Spain, this dish is traditionally made with goose, but duck is more readily available here.

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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed frying pan and cook the duck, skin side down first, over medium heat until brown all over. Remove and set aside, reserving 4 tbsp of the cooking fat.
    2. 2
      Return 2 tbsp of the fat to the pan. Add the onion, carrot and thyme and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until onions are soft.
    3. 3
      Add the stock and tomato and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, with the lid slightly askew, until the sauce has thickened and reduced.
    4. 4
      Cool slightly, then puree in a food processor until smooth. Return to the pan with the duck and simmer gently over low heat for 30-40 minutes or until the duck is tender.
    5. 5
      While the duck is cooking, peel the pears, halve them and core them, leaving the stem intact. Place the pears in a saucepan with the cinnamon and just cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes our until the pears are tender but still firm to the bite. Remove the pears, cover to keep warm and add 1/2 cup of the pear poaching liquid to the tomato sauce.
    6. 6
      Remove the duck from the sauce and keep warm.
    7. 7
      Grind the almonds, garlic and brandy in a mortar and pestle or small blender to make a smooth paste. Add to the tomato sauce, season to taste and cook for another 10 minutes.
    8. 8
      Arrange the duck pieces on a serving platter and pour the sauce over the top. Arrange the warm pears around the duck and serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pato Con Peras Catalan

    Serving Size: 1 (706 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 891.8
    Calories from Fat 377
    Total Fat 41.9 g
    Saturated Fat 8.7 g
    Cholesterol 328.2 mg
    Sodium 308.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.7 g
    Sugars 28.8 g
    Protein 65.7 g

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