Duck meat comes with a sizeable amount of fat; but people say that the fat from duck is actually good for you, as it contains the Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fats. Here is a recipe that will allow you to incorporate this animal's meat to our site's favorite dish, macaroni and cheese of course...
- The duck meat from 3 duck legs
- 1 lb. macaroni elbows pasta
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup 15% cream
- 1 lb. grated french Emmental cheese
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 shallots
- 2 garlic cloves
- enough parsley leaves
1- Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C), until it reaches desired temperature. With butter grease up the oven-going pan you will be using to bake this macaroni and cheese recipe later on.
2- Boil the macaroni pasta in boiling salted water, until they are about 80% done, as they will finish cooking in the oven later on. Drain and pour the pasta in the oven-going we greased up earlier.
3- Meanwhile, cook your duck legs in a frying pan until the duck meat is done. Sauté the chopped shallots and chopped parsley with the duck meat when the duck is almost done. When done take your duck legs to a cutting board where you will remove and discard the skins and excess duck fat. Cut your duck meat to small pieces.
4- Pour the cheese and the cream in a skillet as well and stir in the grated cheese, shallots and parsley. Stir to mix until the cheese is completely melted. Mix in the duck meat and the meat. Pour this duck-cheese-cream mixture over the pasta and mix. Sprinkle more cheese over the top of the pasta and randomly put a few knobs of butter.
5- Put the pan in the oven and allow to bake for about 15-20 minutes or up until the cheese on top has formed a nice golden 'au gratin' crust. Once ready pull out of the oven and allow to cool down