Cheat's cassoulet recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 70mins to cook
  • 363 calories / serving
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Heat the oil in a large shallow casserole dish, fry the duck on all sides until golden. You might have to do this in batches. Pour off some of the fat then add the sausages, vegetables and thyme to the pan and cook for a few minutes, or until the sausages are brown and the veg is starting to soften. Tip the tomatoes into the pan, then add 1 full can of water and the stock cube to the sausage and veg, stir to dissolve. Return the duck to the pan, bring to a simmer then cover and cook for 45 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to rest for 15 minutes.

Heat the grill to hot, mix the breadcrumbs with the tablespoon of thyme then sprinkle over the cassoulet. Flash under the hot grill to crisp up the crumbs then serve with a big green salad. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 4 duck legs, halved through the joint
  • 6 good quality sausages
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped into large pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked, plus 1 tablespoon leaves
  • 400g can cherry tomatoes
  • 1 stock cube
  • large handful fresh breadcrumbs
  • Energy 1515kj 363kcal 18%
  • Fat 22g 31%
  • Saturates 7g 35%
  • Sugars 8g 8%
  • Salt 1.8g 30%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 13.6g Protein 27.3g Fibre 3g


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