Andy's Duck Feijoada

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time110 mins
  • DifficultyEasy
500g black beans
350g smoked pork belly sliced into large slices
2 confit duck legs (from a jar)
250g smoked sausage
250g good quality pork sausages
250g smoked bacon lardons
2 onions, peeled and diced
5 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
2 bay leaves
Small bunch parsley, finely chopped
Buttered kale
2 oranges, peeled and sliced

Put the beans and pork belly into two separate bowls, cover with cold water and leave to soak overnight.

The next day, drain and rinse the beans and set aside. Drain the pork belly and pat dry on kitchen paper.

Heat a large, heavy based casserole over a high heat and add a spoonful of the duck fat from the jar. Fry the pork belly for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown all over. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and fry the remaining meat, in batches, until golden brown.

Cut the sausages into chunky slices. Add a little more fat to the pan then add the onions and fry for 5 minutes until soft and starting to caramelise. Add the garlic and bay leaves and fry for a further 2 minutes.

Add the beans, cover with boiling water and simmer for 45 minutes until the beans start to soften. Add the browned meat and duck cover and cook for 1 hour until the beans are soft and the duck meat is falling off the bone.

Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and serve with the orange slices and some buttered kale.

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