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Asian Duck Confit

  Duck leg/Duck thigh 4 (Use Either Leg Or Thigh Portions)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Dry sherry 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium, coarsely chopped
  Honey 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Green onions 3 , coarsely chopped
  Lemongrass stalk 1⁄2 , chopped
  Oyster sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Chopped ginger 2 Tablespoon (Coarsely Chopped)
  Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), crushed
  Dried red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon
For shiitake mushroom couscous
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Leek 1 Large, trimmed, washed, and cut in julienne strips
  Shiitake mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound, cleaned, trimmed, and thinly sliced
  Chicken stock 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Whole wheat couscous 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

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 1/3 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 to brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and continue cooking until they are tender 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 is 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.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6526 Calories from Fat 3341

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 372 g571.6%

Saturated Fat 89.1 g445.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 12.6 mg4.2%

Sodium 9045.9 mg376.9%

Total Carbohydrates 358 g119.3%

Dietary Fiber 30.8 g123.2%

Sugars 99.2 g

Protein 452 g904.5%

Vitamin A 93.2% Vitamin C 108.2%

Calcium 31.8% Iron 66.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Asian Duck Confit Recipe