Served with false morel risotto
So far I have managed to walk through life without preparing or tasting duck. Not due to anything in particular, the whole duck thing simply hasn’t sprung to mind because of the enormous supply of chicken and turkey in every store. As a matter of fact I can’t recall ever seeing duck before on store shelves, but when I happened to notice duck breasts on offer I of course bought a few of them right away.
The baked duck breast in the photo above is already the third attempt within quite a short period of time. The two previous ones were delicious but I didn’t succeed in taking proper pictures of them, and while this third one isn’t very good either it will just have to do.
My first encounter with this bird was definitely positive and from now on I will surely check the “duck situation” in every store. By doing a quick Web search I found mostly products meant for dogs. So, is duck only a kind of dog’s food – I think not!
You can use any kind of mushrooms as an alternative to false morels and still make a good risotto, because it isn’t very easy to find false morels. And if you don’t like mushrooms at all, there are a lot of tasty risottos to make without them. There are already two risottos made of Arborio rice on my page (Side dishes > rice), but you can by all means make your risotto with any kind of ingredients you fancy.
The recipe for false morel risotto can be found here.