Confit Duck with White Beans

A delicious, comforting and easy recipe for cold winter days.

Serves 2

2 confit duck leg
1 medium carrot
1 medium onion
3 sprigs thyme
150 g piece pancetta
2 tins white beans
1 vegetable stock cube
1 small bunch flat leaf parsley
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat an oven to 200˚ C. Peel the carrot and chop finely along with the onion. Cut the pancetta into small cubes. Dissolve the stock cube in 600 ml hot water. Drain the liquid from the beans.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat with 3 tablespoons olive oil and fry the confit duck legs, skin-side down, until golden. Remove from the pan and place in a roasting dish.
Add the onion, carrot, pancetta and thyme to the pan and fry gently for 12 minutes. Add the stock and boil until the liquid has reduced by half. Place the duck in the oven for 10 minutes.
Add the white beans to the pan and warm up. If necessary, season with salt and pepper. Pick the parsley leaves and finely chop.
Mix the parsley through the beans and spoon on to a plates. Lay the duck on top and serve.