July 14, 2008

Lucky Duck

Duck definitely has to be my favorite type of meat. It’s just sooo good. My roommate was able to get a hold of duck breasts. Now, I haven’t had duck in oh about a year and a half. I was really excited. For my meal, I decided to season the duck breast with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. I seared it in a pan to get the skin nice and crisp then finished it off in the oven. To accompany the duck, I made a blackberry sauce and some goat cheese ravioli. I will include the recipe for the basic pasta dough and the ingredients I used for the goat cheese filling. I was very happy with this meal.


Basic Pasta Dough


Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water

Procedure:

  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the flour, add the slightly beaten egg, and mix. Mixture should form a stiff dough. If needed, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons water.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Place the dough into a plastic bag and let sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Roll out dough using a rolling pin or pasta roller.
  5. Shape as desired and cook.





2 comments:

SteamyKitchen said...

looove that second photo!

naama said...

the pictures looks sooo good!
i usually also make homemade past, but i dont have the nerves to make rvioli... your pictures made me really hungry :)

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