I have read that nutrition for our soul can be, reading a good book, admiring art or expression of any kind, observation and contemplation of the violence and beauty of nature, and finally engaging in an activity or work where the thought of achieving anything other than just enjoying that, is absent.
Introducing Duck Soup for myself on Valentine’s Day.
Whole fresh duck with breasts and leg and thigh removed
Mirepoix-Leeks, Onions, Celery, carrots
Bouquet garni-thyme, bay leaves parsley, peppercorns
3 quarts cold water
Set aside legs and breasts bag them up and keep refrigerated.
Put everything into a stock pot, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Skim foam scum off and discard. Simmer for 2-4 hours. Strain chill and get ready for the soup.
Please excuse me as I do not use recipes and these are just a list of ingredients that I put into the dish
Ginger, lemongrass, garlic, shallots, sriracha
Veggies for soup
Onion, carrot, celery, mushrooms(baby bellas)
Sear duck breast
Cut the skin and fat down to the flesh, season with salt and ground pepper
put into a cool dry skillet, skin down and sear until crispy and golden, about 8-10 minutes, turn over and put the pan into hot oven 400+ for another 4-6 minutes, take out of the pan and set aside to rest.
Prepare the soup
Heat a couple portions of stock 28-32 ounces
Sautee aromatics add mushrooms and veggies, deglaze with rice vinegar and stock
add fish sauce, soy sauce a little honey
heat to simmer and add a squeeze of lime juice about 1/4 lime
prepare bowls with some cooked rice noodles and sliced napa cabbage
did I forget anything?
Ah yes ladle soup over prepared bowls slice duck breast and place on top and garnish with chopped cilantro and mint
Happy Valentine day fool
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