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The Gastropub Cookbook: with a Guide to More Than 150 of the Best Dining Pubs in Britain and Ireland by Diana Henry

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  • Gressingham duck breast with rhubarb sauce

    • hillsboroks on January 17, 2015

      This is one of the all-time best duck recipes ever! It was a rainy day and my hunter husband had brought home a lovely big wild mallard that he took extra pains to clean and pluck so we decided to go all out on this recipe. We roasted the carcass and made the duck stock per the recipe and reduced a bit of good Oregon Pinot Noir for the rhubarb sauce. The finished dish was sublime! All the flavors complemented one another perfectly. As a bonus we now have extra duck stock in the freezer so making this again won't be nearly so time consuming. This will be a definite dish to repeat. A quick extra note about cooking times for wild ducks - just sear the breasts and leg thigh pieces 2 minutes per side in the hot pan and then toss the pan into the hot oven for 6-7 minutes only for perfect medium rare duck.

    • hillsboroks on April 25, 2015

      Tried this a second time using frozen rhubarb from last summer's garden. The recipe calls for adding quite a bit of water to the rhubarb but if using frozen rhubarb I would cut it back at least 3/4 or eliminate it entirely. For one wild duck cut the rhubarb sauce in half. Still turned out delicious but with a bit of a runny sauce. Trying it again tomorrow night with another duck and the remaining rhubarb sauce cooked down to reduce it. I may add some of the extra rhubarb that I did not put in the first batch to up the rhubarb zing.

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  • ISBN 10 1840007427
  • ISBN 13 9781840007428
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  • Published Oct 16 2003
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 224
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Octopus Publishing Group
  • Imprint Mitchell Beazley

Publishers Text

Features more than 150 of the best pubs from all over Britain and Ireland, with over 100 recipes from the top 20 pubs. These recipes are for homely food, much of which is based on traditional British and Irish cooking. Divided into regions, there is also a guide to the best pubs in the area.

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