Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Pizzoccheri With Duck Ragu
Total:
3 hr 10 min
Active:
1 hr 20 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
3 hr 10 min
Active:
1 hr 20 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Soak the mushrooms in 1 cup hot water, 10 minutes. Pulse the pancetta, onion, carrot, celery, thyme and sage in a food processor to make a chunky paste. 

Pat the duck legs dry and season with salt. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add the duck legs, skin-side down, and cook until brown on both sides, about 7 minutes per side. Transfer the duck legs to a plate and pour off all but a thin layer of oil from the pot. 

Drain the mushrooms, reserving the soaking liquid, then finely chop. Add the pancetta paste to the pot, season with salt and cook, stirring, until the paste is dry and sticks to the pot, 5 to 7 minutes. Clear a space in the pot and add the tomato paste; cook, stirring, 1 to 2 minutes, then add the bay leaves and mushrooms and stir all the ingredients together.

Add the wine and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Cook until the wine thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Return the duck legs to the pot along with 4 cups water and the reserved mushroom soaking liquid. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the duck is tender, about 1 hour, 20 minutes. Transfer the duck legs to a plate to cool. Skim the fat from the cooking liquid and discard; bring the remaining liquid to a boil and cook until reduced to about 3 cups, about 12 minutes. Discard the skin and bones from the duck; shred the meat and add it to the reduced sauce.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Return the ragu to a simmer. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente, about 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon or skimmer and add directly to the ragu, tossing to coat the pasta with the sauce. Drizzle with olive oil and toss again. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with the parsley and parmesan, and toss. 

Photograph by Anna Williams

More from:

Everything Italian

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Orange Duck Breasts

Duck Pot Pie

Recipe courtesy of Jessica O'Donnell

Penne With Vodka Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Osso Buco

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chicken Parmigiana

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Italian Wedding Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Linguine with White Clam Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cupcake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10pm | 9c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking