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Gordon Ramsay Duck Confit Recipe

Gordon Ramsay’s Duck Confit is made with duck legs, garlic, thyme, and duck fat serves 6 and requires curing overnight plus 2-3 hours cooking.

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 💗 Why You’ll Love This Duck Confit Recipe:

  • Rich, Savory Flavors: Gordon Ramsay’s recipe creates a dish bursting with deep, savory flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.
  • Tender Duck Meat: The slow-cooking process renders the duck legs incredibly tender, making each bite a culinary delight.
  • Classic French Cuisine: This recipe captures the essence of classic French cuisine, delivering an authentic dining experience.
  • Renowned Chef’s Expertise: You’re following the footsteps of a renowned chef, ensuring your culinary success.

❓ What Is Gordon Ramsay’s Duck Confit Recipe?

Gordon Ramsay’s Duck Confit Recipe includes marinating duck legs with a mixture of kosher salt, black pepper, thyme, and a bay leaf. After marination, the legs are seared and roasted, then served with options like roasted potatoes, noodles, or salad greens, including bitter varieties like arugula and chicory.

Gordon Ramsay's Duck Confit Recipe
Gordon Ramsay’s Duck Confit Recipe

📜 Gordon Ramsay Duck Confit Recipe Ingredients

  • 1½teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1bay leaf, crumbled
  • 8moulard duck legs (about 4 pounds total), rinsed and patted dry but not trimmed
  • Roasted potatoes, noodles, or sturdy salad greens for serving
  • Bitter salad greens such as arugula, chicory, and/or radicchio, for serving

👩‍🍳 How To Make Gordon Ramsay Duck Confit

  1. Mix salt, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf in a small bowl.
  2. Sprinkle this mixture generously on the duck legs.
  3. Put the seasoned duck legs in a pan in a single layer.
  4. Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  5. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  6. Place the duck legs, fat side down, in an ovenproof skillet, ensuring they fit snugly in one layer. You might need two skillets or batches.
  7. Heat the duck legs over medium-high heat until fat starts to render (about ¼ inch of fat in the pan, approximately 20 minutes).
  8. Flip the duck legs, cover the pan with foil, and put it in the oven. If using two pans, transfer to a roasting pan and cover with foil.
  9. Roast the legs for 2 hours with the foil on.
  10. Remove the foil and continue roasting until the duck turns golden brown, approximately 1 more hour.
  11. Take the duck out of the fat, and you can save the fat for other uses.

💭 Recipe Tips 

  • For a crispy finish, you can broil the duck legs briefly after roasting to achieve a crispy skin.
  • Save the rendered duck fat; it’s excellent for cooking potatoes or adding flavor to other dishes.
  • Serve the duck confit with roasted potatoes, noodles, or on a bed of sturdy salad greens like arugula, chicory, and radicchio.
Gordon Ramsay's Duck Confit Recipe
Gordon Ramsay’s Duck Confit Recipe

🥗 What To Serve With Duck Confit?

Serve Gordon Ramsay’s Duck Confit with side dishes like roasted vegetables, a simple green salad, or crispy roasted potatoes for a delicious meal.

🎚 How To Store Gordon Ramsay Duck Confit?

  • In the fridge: You can store the duck confit in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • In the freezer: If you want to store the duck confit for a longer period, you can freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

🥵 How To Reheat Gordon Ramsay Duck Confit?

  • In the oven: Place the frozen or refrigerated duck confit in an ovenproof dish cover it with foil with reheat it for about 20 to 30 minutes at 350°F.
  • In the microwave: Place duck confit in a microwave-safe dish and heat on medium power for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • On the stove: Another option is to reheat the duck confit on the stove. Place the duck legs in a skillet over medium heat and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until heated through.

FAQ’S

How Do I Place The Duck Legs In The Skillet?

Place the duck legs, fat side down, in an ovenproof skillet. Ensure they fit snugly in one layer. If you have more duck legs, you may need two skillets or to cook them in batches.

What’s the Next Step After Removing The Foil?

After removing the foil, continue roasting the duck legs until they turn golden brown, which takes approximately 1 more hour.

How Do I Check If the Duck Is Fully Cooked?

To check if the duck is fully cooked, you can use a meat thermometer. Insert it into the thickest part of the duck leg, and it should register an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 degrees Celsius) to ensure it’s cooked through.

Can I Use A Different Type Of Seasoning For The Duck Legs?

While the recipe recommends a specific seasoning mix of salt, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf for authentic flavor, you can experiment with other seasonings if you prefer a different taste.

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Gordon Ramsay Duck Confit Nutrition Facts

  • Calories:336
  • Total Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol:163mg
  • Sodium: 1124mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 1g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Total Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
  • Calcium:17mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 12mg

Gordon Ramsay Duck Confit Recipe

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: minutesCook time:3 hours Rest time:24 hours Total time:27 hours Servings:4 servingsCalories:336 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Gordon Ramsay’s Duck Confit is made with duck legs, garlic, thyme, and duck fat serves 6 and requires curing overnight plus 2-3 hours cooking.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix salt, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf in a small bowl.
  2. Sprinkle this mixture generously on the duck legs.
  3. Put the seasoned duck legs in a pan in a single layer.
  4. Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  5. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  6. Place the duck legs, fat side down, in an ovenproof skillet, ensuring they fit snugly in one layer. You might need two skillets or batches.
  7. Heat the duck legs over medium-high heat until fat starts to render (about ¼ inch of fat in the pan, approximately 20 minutes).
  8. Flip the duck legs, cover the pan with foil, and put it in the oven. If using two pans, transfer to a roasting pan and cover with foil.
  9. Roast the legs for 2 hours with the foil on.
  10. Remove the foil and continue roasting until the duck turns golden brown, approximately 1 more hour.
  11. Take the duck out of the fat, and you can save the fat for other uses.

Notes

  • For a crispy finish, you can broil the duck legs briefly after roasting to achieve a crispy skin.
  • Save the rendered duck fat; it’s excellent for cooking potatoes or adding flavor to other dishes.
  • Serve the duck confit with roasted potatoes, noodles, or on a bed of sturdy salad greens like arugula, chicory, and radicchio.
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