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Duck Leg Confit with Red Onion Jam

2 Duck Legs
570ml Olive Oil
Zest of ½ Lime
Zest of ½ Orange
½ Cinnamon Stick
6 Cloves
1 tsp Five Spice
2 Cloves Garlic
Star Anise
1 tsp Caster Sugar
Juice of 1 orange
Ingredients for red onion Jam
1 red onion
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 glass red wine
3-4 cardamom pods

  1. Trim the knuckle off the Duck Legs and place them in a deep thick bottom saucepan. Cover with the spices, zests, juice and sugar then pour over the oil or ½ Goose Fat to Olive Oil.
  1. Place the saucepan onto the stove and bring to simmering point before covering with a lid and place and placing in a slow oven (approx 100°C) for about 6 hours.
  1. Once cooked and the meat is falling off the bone it is now ready to serve or can be cooled and stored in the fridge until a latter date. Providing the duck is covered with oil it will keep for at least a month in the fridge.
  1. To reheat the duck transfer to a clean saucepan and back into a hot oven to warm through. This can be done either in or out of the fat. Glaze the duck with a touch of honey upon serving.
  1. For the red onion jam: In a saucepan with a little olive oil, add a few cardamom pods and heat gently. Add the red onion and cook for 5 minutes before adding the sugar. Once the sugar has dissolved, cover the onions with red wine and leave on the heat until the liquid has reduced to a sticky glaze. Delicious served with the duck and again this will keep in the fridge for a few weeks.