I have always like smoked meats and duck breast became a favorite of mine when I made them in culinary school
I also have quite the fondness for french food.
So a couple of days ago when it was a blustery spring day and still chilly enough to wear a sweater.
I decided it was time to try out a new french recipe, the cozy french comfort food dish called the cassoulet.
This dish is traditionally made with duck, goose, or pork with sausages and white beans, it is a slow-cooked casserole that originates from the south of France and is named after the dish it was traditionally cooked in the cassole, which is a deep, round, earthenware pot with slanted sides.
I myself don’t have one of these lovely vessels so I just used a large oven safe pot.
The dish was not traditionally made with smoked duck but I had borrowed my in laws smoker to make homemade bacon and I had a whole duck in the freezer so I said why not! lets smoke this duck!
of course since this recipe isn’t for the smoked duck which i’m hoping to post soon you can use unsmoked duck instead and it will still come out to be a delicious warm and cozy bowl of french comfort food.