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Duck & Asparagus Risotto Recipe

Duck & Asparagus Risotto


380g Luv-a-Duck Fresh Duck Breasts
2 cups chicken stock
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 small brown onion, diced
2 tsp garlic, crushed
2/3 cup arborio rice
1⁄2 cup white wine
2 bunches asparagus, trimmed and cut into three
1⁄3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper

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Fresh Duck Breasts

Fresh Duck Breasts


  1. Bring stock to the boil in a saucepan, reduce the heat and hold at a simmer.
  2. Heat oil in a medium pot over moderate heat and cook onion and garlic for 5 minutes or until soft. Add rice, stirring to coat the grains and toast for 1 minute or until rice is translucent. Pour in wine and simmer until almost evaporated. Stir in the stock, one ladleful at a time, allowing each to be absorbed before adding the next. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 20-25 minutes or until al dente. Add an extra ladle of stock with the asparagus and cook for 2 minutes until tender. Stir in Parmesan cheese and season with black pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, to cook the duck breasts, preheat the oven to 180°C. Pat dry duck breasts, score skin in a crisscross pattern and lightly season the skin with salt. Place in preheated pan skin side down, using no oil, for 5 mins or until the skin is golden. Turn and cook for a further 2 mins. Remove pan from heat and place in preheated oven for a further 8-10 mins to your liking. Rest for 5 mins before slicing.
  4. Spoon risotto into serving bowls and top with sliced duck, shaved Parmesan and extra black pepper.

Recipe by Shelley Judge

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Linda Villani

Rating: 5 / 5

I cooked this last week. I made a mistake when reading the recipe, and used 2 packs of duck. I’m glad I did. This was absolutely delicious, the asparagus was a delightful addition to the risotto, I also added a few handfuls of peas. Now a definite firm favourite, that I will make again. Thank you so much.

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