Cassoulet Duck Confit

May 27, 2017

Chef Laurence Jossel. Use store bought duck confit (or chicken legs). January 9th traditional dish from Languedoc. Smoky French garlic sausage & slab bacon.  Can make ahead then reheat (bread crumbs added last).Svgs 8. Oven 350°.

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 TB OIL (3TB & 2 TB)
  • 4 OZ pancetta diced into ½” pieces
  • 1 med onion diced ½” pieces
  • 1 LB  dried Flageolots or Great Northern beans – rinse &picked, soak 2 hrs, drain.
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1 QT chicken stock
  • 1 head garlic- separate into cloves & peel
  • 4 pcs duck leg confit
  • ¾ LB smoky French garlic sausage, slice cross wise ½” thick
  • 4 oz lean slab bacon cut into 1″ cubes
  • 2 C coarse fresh bread crumbs (or Panko)
  • 2 T chpd parsley

A. Saucepan / dutch oven: cook beans 1 hr

  • 3 TB olive oil & pancetta – moderate heat, 5 minutes
  • Add onions, stir until softened 7 min.
  • Add beans (soaked, drained) thyme & 1 QT chicken broth
  • Boil, reduce to simmer, cook 1 hour until beans al dente (or pressure cooker)

B. Add head of garlic cloves, simmer 15 min, discard thyme. Let cool, refrigerate over night (optional).

C. Preheat oven 350°. Rewarm beans.

  • Transfer to deep baking dish or Dutch oven.
  • Nestle in Duck legs confit, sausage & bacon
  • Bake 40 min
  • Remove from oven let rest 15 min. (or can refrigerate up to 2 days)

D. Cast iron skillet : crisp bread crumbs

  • Moderate Hi heat, 2 TB olive oil & 2 C bread crumbs. Stir until brown & crisp 3 min.
  • Sprinkle bread crumbs & parsley over cassoulet & serve

vin de Pays d’Oc

Bon Appétit (Zameron)QED 2016 Serves 4, Preheat oven 425°

  • 1 Tb olive oil, 3 LB ( 8 – skin on, bone in chicken thighs), Season in salt & pepper. Heat in oven proof skillet med-hi, 5 min per side. Remove from pan.
  • Soften finely chopped small onion & 2 cloves garlic in pan, about 3 min.
  • Add 2 TB tomato paste. Cook, stirring until darkened about 1 minute.
  • Add 2 cans drained chickpeas, ¼ C Harissa paste (mild), ½ C chicken broth. Bring to simmer.
  • Return chicken into pan, nestle into chickpeas, skin side up. Bake 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, serve topped with ¼ C chopped parsley and lemon wedges.

 

 

Chicken Bacon skewers

June 16, 2015

Allt om Mat 2015, serves 4. Serve with potatoes.

Grill chicken

  • 1 LB chicken fillets (or thin cut thigh meat). Season with 1 tsp salt & 2 pinches pepper.
  • 5 oz bacon

Fold thin piece fillet, wrap with piece of bacon. Thread two skewers through each package. Grill about 10 min.

Peach Mango Chutney Yogurt – mix together: (garnish top of yogurt with some thin slices of peach)

  • 1 C Greek yogurt
  • 3 TBs mango chutney (sweet & spicy)
  • 1 peach, peeled, diced
  • ¼ chopped red onion

Inma’s carrot chicken

April 27, 2015

Inma, IHS Spainsh exchange teacher 2002. Cook in dutch oven, stove top.

  • 2 to 3 lbs chicken thighs, sauté in olive oil to brown
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 4-6 carrots chopped
  • 1 C water
  • 1 C Madeira
  • 1 tsp beef broth
  1. Brown chicken, remove from pot.
  2. Sauté onions,
  3. Add all ingredients into pot, simmer 30 min, remove meat, puree with hand blender.

White Chili

April 21, 2015

From C & Z  2014  Serves 4, great as next day leftovers, so make extra!

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast cubed
  • 1 med onion diced small
  • 1 TB oil
  • 2 cans drained & rinsed cannellini beans
  • 14.5 oz chicken broth
  • 1  4oz can diced “Hatch”green chilis
  • 1  4oz can sliced jalapeño  chilis
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup half&half
  • 8 oz low fat sour cream
  1. Heat oil in large pot med-hi heat. Add chicken & onion, sauté  6 mins or until chicken seared & onion translucent. Add garlic, cook 3 min more.
  2. Add beans, spices, broth & chilies, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer 30 mins.
  3. Turn off heat. Add sour cream and half&half.
  4. Serve (and optional: top with sour cream & cheddar cheese).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inma’s Chicken

September 25, 2014

Inma, IHS exchange teacher from Spain 2002. Bake 350° 25 minutes

  • 2 lbs chicken (sautée 5-10 min) in olive oil
  • lay in casserole
  • cover each piece with Jarlsberg cheese
  • pour 1 cup cream over chicken
  • place 3 capers on top each piece chicken
  • Bake in 350° oven 25 minutes.

Tapas chicken drumsticks

June 17, 2013

  • 2 – 3 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • seasoned flour to coat chicken pieces

Toss chicken & coat in flour

  • ¼ C olive oil
  • 2 TBs butter

Heat oil & butter in cast iron pan, cook chicken until golden, turning to seal all sides.

  • ½ C white wine
  • ¼ C chicken broth
  • 3 tsp  crushed garlic
  • 1 TBs chopped parsley

Add wine, broth, garlic & parsley to pan, simmer to reduce liquid by half.

  • 1 TB sherry
  • 1 Tbs brandy

Last, add sherry & brandy. Refrigerate/freeze , reheat in oven. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.