Duck rillettes with fig & peach chutney

Duck rillettes with fig & peach chutney

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From
James Martin's French Adventure
Serves
4
Photographer
Peter Cassidy

Rillettes can be made with shredded duck, chicken or rabbit, and are one of the most delicious things you can have on toast, as the fat the rillettes are cooked in melts into the warm bread. Served with a deeply flavoured fruit chutney, this is proper French food.

Ingredients

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For the chutney

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100g caster sugar
100g dried figs, diced
50g sultanas
2 peaches, stones removed and flesh diced
1 shallot, finely chopped
50ml cider vinegar
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

For the rillettes

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4 Confit duck with bean stew, confit duck legs
200g duck fat
1-2 teaspoons sea salt, to taste

To serve

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crusty french bread

Method

  1. To make the chutney, place the sugar in a small heavy-based saucepan over medium heat and cook until the sugar dissolves, swirling the pan occasionally. Bring to the boil and keep cooking until you have a golden brown caramel, about 3 minutes. Immediately stir in the figs, sultanas, peaches and shallot (be careful as it may spit) and cook for about 2–3 minutes. Add the vinegar, stirring to deglaze the pan, and cook for a further 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to cool, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. To make the rillettes, strip the skin and flesh from the duck legs (discard the bones) and place in a food processor, along with the duck fat and salt. Blitz to a coarse consistency. Transfer the rillettes to a dish and serve with the chutney and some crusty bread.
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