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  Duck/Dark meat chicken 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), coarsely shredded, cooked
  Salt To Taste
  Haricots verts 6 Ounce, stem ends trimmed, halved crosswise
  White cannellini beans 1 Cup (16 tbs), drained, rinsed and cooked
  Capers 2 Tablespoon, drained, rinsed (Tiny)
  Lemon zest 2 Tablespoon, finely grated
  Ripe plum tomatoes 6 , seeded and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  Flat leaf parsley 8 Tablespoon, chopped
  Black pepper To Taste, freshly ground
  Extra virgin olive oil 17 Tablespoon
  Fusilli pasta 12 Ounce, dried
  Fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoon

1) Take a large bowl and place the duck in it.
2) Allow a pot of salted water to come to a boil and cook the haricots verts for about 3 minutes in it until just soft.
3) Drain the haricots under cold water and dry gently.
4) Mix this with the duck along with the cannellini beans using a rubber spatula, ensuring not to break up the white beans.
5) Stir in capers, lemon zest, tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of parsley, a sprinkle of salt, a generous grind of pepper, and the 1/2 cup olive oil, mixing well.

6) Take a large pot of salted water and bring it to a boil.
7) Add in remaining tablespoon of oil and pasta and cook the pasta until they become just tender, draining well, when done.
8) Remove starch by rinsing it under hot water and then drain again.
9) Mix the hot pasta with the duck, vegetables, lemon juice, and remaining parsley, tossing well.

10) Serve hot at once at the table.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1348 Calories from Fat 796

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 88 g135.4%

Saturated Fat 12.1 g60.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 135.9 mg45.3%

Sodium 759.9 mg31.7%

Total Carbohydrates 86 g28.5%

Dietary Fiber 9.8 g39.1%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 43 g86.5%

Vitamin A 75.2% Vitamin C 123.8%

Calcium 24% Iron 56.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mediterranean Duck And Two Bean Pasta Recipe