Confit Duck Gizzards Recipe

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • 1/2 kg duck gizzards
  • 1 jar of duck fat
  • 6-7 garlic cloves
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Italian flat pasta
  • a bunch of green onions        

Preparation method:

  1. Chop the garlic.
  2. Wash and then pat dry the gizzards.
  3. Add the gizzards into a bowl or a smaller pot together with the olive oil, salt, ground pepper, chopped garlic and fish sauce. Let them marinate overnight, or at least a few hours.
  4. Heat your oven to 90 degrees C.
  5. Pour the duck fat in an oven-safe pot and heat it up until the fat gets liquid.
  6. Remove the gizzards from their marinade, shake off the extra bits and lay them in the pot with duck fat, so they are entirely covered by the fat.
  7. Cook in the oven for 3-4 hours until cooked to your desired doneness.
  8. Cook the pasta according to the instructions but I would recommend taking one minute of their recommended cooking time.
  9. After cooked place them in a frying pan together with the remaining marinade and sautee them for 1-2 minutes over low heat.
  10. Served the gizzards with the garlic-olive oil pasta, garnish with some greens, I used chopped green onions.