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Tea-Smoked Duck Fettuccine

Ingredients

2 1/2 tsp salt

1 bay leaf

1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup ground tea leaves

1/4 cup white rice

1 1/4 tsp rosemary

4 tea bags

6oz fettuccine

2 tbsp. unsalted butter

1 shallot thinly sliced

6oz creamy mushrooms

2 Tbsp dried cherries

2 cups heavy cream

t Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1/4 tsp ground pepper

2 Tbsp pistachios

1 Tbsp parsley

Instructions

  1. Rub duck legs with 2 teaspoons salt. Place on rack set over sheet pan, and refrigerate, uncovered, overnight. (This step is very important because it allows the skin of the duck to dry out (form a pellicle), which allows the smoke flavor to adhere to the duck).

    Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Create a smoking chamber: Line a roasting pan crosswise with several sheets of foil, overlapping each sheet by at least 2 inches. The bottoms and sides of pan should be completely covered in foil; at least 18 inches of excess foil should extend over long edges of the pan. Scatter bay leaf, flour, sugar, tea leaves, rice and 1 teaspoon rosemary on bottom of foil-lined pan. Heat pan on stovetop over high heat until rice starts to smoke, about 2 to 3 minutes; remove from heat. Place roasting pan rack on foil above smoking ingredients; place duck legs on rack. Fold foil up and over rack and duck; fold and crimp to seal tightly (this process is a little tricky, but don’t worry about it being perfect -if you need to, press an extra sheet of foil across the top to make sure the smoking chamber is sealed tightly). Roast 2 hours or until internal temperature of duck reaches 165 degrees F. Remove meat from bone and pull meat; set aside.

  2. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add tea bags and pasta and cook as label directs; drain. Discard tea bags.

  3. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add shallot and mushrooms; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until mushrooms are deep golden brown, stirring frequently. Add cherries and remaining ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon rosemary; cook 1 minute. Add cream; heat to simmering over medium heat. Simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until cream is reduced by half. Reduce heat to low; stir in lemon juice and pepper. Stir in duck; cook 2 minutes or until meat is heated through. Add pasta to saucepan and gently toss.

  4. Divide pasta mixture between warm pasta bowls; sprinkle with pistachios and parsley.

  5. Enjoy!
    Recipe provided by foxes love lemons