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Author Notes: Quatre Epices Roast Duck with RawSpiceBar’s Quatre Epices —RawSpiceBar
packet RawSpiceBar’s Quatre Epices
pieces duck legs (4 pounds total)
tablespoons rapeseed oil or duck fat
teaspoon kosher salt
pieces shallots, roughly chopped
tablespoon chopped thyme
ounces duck fat
- Mince and mash 4 garlic cloves to a paste with a pinch of kosher salt. Stir together paste, kosher salt, thyme, RawSpiceBar’s Quatre Epices and shallots in a large bowl. Add duck legs and toss to coat, cover and chill, at least 1 day.
- Melt duck fat in a wide large heavy pot over low heat, then cook remaining garlic cloves and duck legs, uncovered, over low heat until fat registers approximately 190°F, about 1 hour. Continue to cook duck, until a wooden pick slides easily into thighs, 2 to 3 hours more.
- Transfer duck to a large bowl. Strain duck fat through a sieve, then pour strained fat over duck legs. Cool to room temperature, about 2 hours, then chill, covered, at least 8 hours.
- Remove duck from fat, then cook, skin side down, in a large heavy nonstick skillet over low heat, covered, until skin is crisp, 15 to 20 minutes