Asian Duck Confit With Shiitake Mushroom Couscous

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READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • TRIM EXCESS FAT from the duck legs.
  • COMBINE THE WATER, sherry, onion, honey, soy sauce, green onions, lemongrass, oyster sauce, ginger, sesame oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add the duck legs and return to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the duck is very tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • REMOVE THE DUCK from the broth with a slotted spoon and let cool slightly. Remove and discard the skin; cover to keep warm. Using a large spoon, skim off and discard the fat that has risen to the top of the broth. Strain the broth into a smaller saucepan and boil until reduced by about half, about 20 minutes.
  • PREPARE THE COUSCOUS while the broth is reducing. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the leek and cook, stirring, until it softens and begins brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and continue cooking until they are rider and begin to give off their liquid, 3 to 4 minutes longer.
  • ADD THE CHICKEN STOCK and bring to a boil. Stir in the couscous, remove the pan from the heat, cover, and let sit until the liquid has been absorbed and the couscous tender, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt. Keep warm.
  • RETURN THE DUCK LEGS to the broth and reheat for a few minutes. Spoon the couscous onto individual plates and top each serving with a duck leg. Spoon some of the reduced cooking liquid over the duck and couscous and serve.
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