Il Buongustaio Restaurant
(For 4 people)
280 grams of Pappardelle
For the Sauce:
- 800 grams of Fresh Duck
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 50 grams of Onion
- 5 grams fresh garlic
- 5 grams rosemary
- 50 grams celery
- 50 grams carrots
- 100 grams dry white wine
- 300 grams vegetable stock
- 30 grams parmesan
Clean duck and garnish with garlic, onion rosemary, celery and the bay leaves. Rub down and drizzle with olive oil. Lightly sprinkle salt and pepper (approximately 1 tsp of each) over the top of all. Salt/pepper can be added or removed to taste.
Set oven temp to 410 F and bake for 20 minutes. Add the wine and allow to simmer for 5 minutes to allow alcohol to cook off and then add vegetable stock.
Remove pan from oven and cover with heavy duty aluminum foil.
Decrease oven temperature to 365 F and return duck to oven. Bake for approximately 2 hours.
After the duck is fully cooked, remove from oven and place duck in a separate container.
Remove the bay leaves, and all of the remaining contents (vegetables and liquid) are then placed into a sauce pan. Blend all contents of sauce pan until you have a smooth consistency.
Debone and mince the duck meat with a fork and knife and add to the blended sauce and bring it to a boil. Add a 1/4 stick of salted butter and allow to melt, and then turn off heat. The sauce is now ready.
Boil water in a separate pot salting to taste. Cook the pasta in salted water for 12 minutes and strain.
Add some of the sauce to a pan and then add the pasta for a very quick sauté.
Garnish with shaved parmesan cheese and serve.