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Classic Duck Cacciatore

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This classic flavoured stew offers up chunky pieces of vegetables and duck that will become a favourite for all your guests. Serve this dish with tagliatelle or fettuccine pasta to soak up the rich tomato sauce.
  Whole duck 3 Pound
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cracked black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Garlic clove 6 Medium, minced
  Button mushrooms 1 Pound, quartered
  Red bell pepper 1 Medium, chopped
  Green bell pepper 1 Medium, chopped
  Dried oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Dried basil leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Dry red wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Canned diced tomato 1 Can (10 oz) (28 oz)
  Oregano 1 Sprig (fresh garnish)

1) Sprinkle salt and pepper all over the duck pieces.
2) In a large shallow saucepan over medium high heat, brown the duck on both sides. Transfer to a plate.
3) Remove all the rendered fat in the saucepan and reserve.
4) In same saucepan, add 1 tablespoon duck fat and saute the onion, garlic, mushrooms, peppers, oregano and basil for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are beginning to brown.
5) Pour in wine and stir vegetables to deglaze pan.
6) Add the diced tomatoes and bring to boil.
7) Return duck into the saucepan, simmer covered over a low heat for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until duck is falling off the bone.
8) Uncover and cook for 15 minutes to thicken the sauce slightly.

9) Spoon the duck over some cooked pasta, garnish with a fresh oregano sprig and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes
Want to cook some special duck recipe for your dinner tonight? This recipe of classic duck cacciatore is just excellent to serve your purpose. The slow cooking process helps the duck meat to be soft and juicy. Try this and enjoy a gorgeous dinner.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 599 Calories from Fat 320

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g54.7%

Saturated Fat 11.6 g58.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 181.4 mg60.5%

Sodium 392 mg16.3%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 6.6 g26.4%

Sugars 5.2 g

Protein 46 g91.4%

Vitamin A 42.7% Vitamin C 132.2%

Calcium 14.1% Iron 74.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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