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Pinot Braised Duck Leg Recipe

Pinot Braised Duck Leg


4 Luv-a-Duck, Duck Legs
Salt & pepper
1 tsp olive oil
2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled & finely diced
250 mls pinot noir
2 tsp tomato paste
½ cup Luv-a-Duck stock
2 tblsp caster sugar
1 tblsp balsamic glaze
1 sprig rosemary
12 sml pickling onions, peeled

To serve

Mashed potato
Fresh green peas

Equipment required

  • 1 large Frying Pan
  • 1 pair Tongs
  • 1 Wooden spoon
  • 1 Saucepan lid to fit pan

Products used

Fresh Duck Legs

Fresh Duck Legs


1. Season the Luv-a-Duck Duck Legs with salt & pepper. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over a high heat and brown duck legs well. Remove and set aside.
2. Add the shallots and carrot to the pan and saute 2 – 3 minutes. Stir in the combined pinot noir, tomato paste, stock caster sugar and balsamic glaze to the pan and return the duck legs to the pan with the sprig of rosemary.
3. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook stirring occasionally 1 hr. Add the onions to pan and continue to cook for a further 20 minutes.
4. Carefully remove the duck legs and set aside and keep warm. Remove cover for a further 10 minutes until sauce is syrupy.
5. Serve duck legs on individual serving plates and spoon over the sauce serve with onions , mashed potato and pea’s.

Chef’s Tips

Pinot noir can be replaced with Merlot or cabernet sauvignon. if your looking to replace wine with another ingredient replace the pinot noir with cranberry juice or pomegrante juice.

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Products used

Fresh Duck Legs

Fresh Duck Legs

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Rating: 5 / 5

A fantastic recipe. Delicious and perfect even for a dinner party. The frozen uncooked legs I have found it difficult to source, so I have made this recipe base using the confit Luva Duck legs too which makes it an easy weeknight meal. Definitely a winner in my house!


Rating: 5 / 5

This was super easy and super delicious. We used a wonderful Artwine Pinot Noir (Adelaide Hills) that made it even more successful. Would definitely serve this at a dinner party.

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