Going for a new experience tomorrow night. This recipe needs some long term planning though so we started last night with the first step below. I’ll now be up early Sunday to start the cooking.
Ingredients for 2
- 2 whole duck legs
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
- 1/2 cup duck fat
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 Garlic clove, crushed
Rub the duck with the thyme, salt, and peppercorns. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 170°F (76°C).
Place the bag in the water bath and set the timer for 12 hours. Cover the water bath with plastic wrap to minimize water evaporation. Add water intermittently if needed to keep the duck submerged.
When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath. If serving immediately, remove the duck from the bag and season with salt and pepper.
If you are not serving the duck immediately, leave the duck legs sealed in the bag. Refrigerate for up to two weeks. When ready to serve, remove the duck legs from the bag and scrape off excess fat. Sear, following the directions above.
Or like we did, serve it up with an excellent Porchini mushroom risotto, one of Helen’s specialties., oh so good!