Smoked Duck and Mushroom Risotto

Smoked Duck and Mushroom Risotto


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About this recipe: This risotto will send your taste buds singing! Risotto is cooked with homemade chicken stock, white wine, smoked duck breast and wild mushrooms.


Makes: 2 - 4

  • For the Stock
  • 1 chicken carcass
  • 1 large onion, chopped into chunks
  • 2 carrots, chopped into chunks
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped into chunks
  • 1 pouch bourquet garni
  • 4 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • For the Risotto
  • 190g Arborio (risotto) rice
  • 2 banana shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 big clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 large glass dry white wine
  • 1 smoked duck breast, thinly sliced
  • 2 handfuls fresh wild mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 handful dried wild mushrooms, rehydrated and sliced
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:4hr  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:4hr25min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Place onion, carrots and celery in a baking tray. Sit chicken carcass on top.
  3. Roast in preheated oven for 1 hour or until chicken carcass is browned.
  4. Transfer chicken carcass and roast vegetables into a stock pot. Cover with water and add bouquet garni.
  5. Bring to the boil and reduce to a gentle simmer for at least 2 hours, preferably 3 or 4 hours. Strain through muslin.
  6. Return to the heat and add the egg whites, gently simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Sieve through a piece of muslin, the stock should now be clear. Keep warm.
  8. To make the risotto: saute shallots in butter until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes (don't brown). Add the rice and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add wine and reduce until the pan is almost dry.
  9. Add 250ml stock at a time, reducing before adding another. After 15-20 minutes, add duck, wild mushrooms and rehydrated mushrooms. Add 250ml stock and cook out.
  10. Add Parmesan and tarragon and cook for 1 minute. Serve.


Banana shallots and smoked duck are available in speciality markets. If banana shallots are unavailable, use ordinary shallots.

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