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Porcini Risotto with Marsala Duck Breast

Porcini Risotto with Marsala Duck Breast

Serves 2-3

40ml extra virgin olive oil (EVO)
1 small red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup Ferron carnaroli rice
60g Gigante porcini , soaked in boiling water for 15 minutes
100ml verjuice or white wine
2 cups Sabato chicken stock , simmering
125g frozen peas
Parmigiano Reggiano , grated
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
 (optional)
1 Gameford Lodge duck breast
50ml Marsala
100ml fresh cream

In a heavy-based saucepan heat a little oil and sauté the onion and garlic until soft (the ‘soffrito’). Add the rice and stir continuously for about 3 minutes (‘toasting’). Add the soaked porcini and the verjuice or wine, and let evaporate. Add all the hot stock, stir gently and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes. Add the peas and Parmigiano. Season and rest off the heat for 2 minutes, then ‘mantecare’ - stir the risotto to release the natural starches which make it creamy. Drizzle a touch of truffle oil to serve.

While the risotto is cooking prepare the duck breast by scoring the skin in fine lines, just cutting the fat not the flesh. Place in a very hot frying pan skin side down for 8 minutes then turn to cook flesh side for a further 4 minutes. Leave to rest off the heat before slicing finely.

Reduce marsala in hot pan then add the cream and season to taste.

Place duck slices on a plate, pour over the sauce and serve with the risotto.

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    Gigante Porcini Mushrooms

    Gigante Porcini


    These extra-large rich and creamy porcini mushrooms are hand selected in Cremona, Italy. Their deep, nutty flavour is intensified by drying. To reconstitute dried mushrooms, soak in hot (not boiling) water for 15-20 minutes. Strain the liquid and put aside to freeze for porcini stock or add to the dish for extra flavour.

    Perfect in braises, soups and sauces such as a rich porcini mushroom pasta sauce or great in a paella.

    Dairy and Gluten-free. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

    Also available in a 20g packet and 50g packet.

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    Wrights Verjuice Chardonnay


    It's Chardonnay but not as we know it. From sunny Gisborne, these pressed Chardonnay grapes become completely ripe and retain a tart, tangy acidity. This verjuice has a natural sweetness with a distinct crab-apple, pear and quince-like character. This verjuice is an absolute pantry must have! Refrigerate after opening. 

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  • Ferron Carnaroli Rice

    Ferron Carnaroli Rice


    Carnaroli rice is grown to organic principals and is artisan-milled outside of Verona, it has a larger and longer grain. It contributes a beautiful nutty flavour to any dish.

    Traditionally used for making easy and delicious risotto every time, see the back of the pack for the no-stir cooking method.

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    Authentic, premium quality Italian Parmigiano from specially selected farms. Aged for at least two years, the taste is tangy, fruity and quite exceptional. Ideal for grating in cooking, especially with pasta, or can be served as a table cheese with a drizzle of Giusti Riccardo balsamic .

    Milk: Cow, unpastuerised
    Origin: Italy

    Also available in a small  or large wedge , or as a whole wheel .

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    Ingredients: New Zealand chicken bones, spring water, fresh onions, carrots, celery, herbs and spices.

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