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Chicken Thigh Confit

jcam222

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A little bit of sous vide action this weekend during the snowstorm. Sous Vide Confit Chicken thighs with roasted fennel, tomato and olives dressed with shaved Parmesan and a sauce of fennel pesto mixed with the fresh chicken broth. Lol plated pic was prior to the Parmesan I added to her melting as my wife was tired of waiting on the plating haha. I hit it with a torch after. Prep wise the chicken was salted and covered in a wet mix of onion , garlic and thyme for 24 hours. It was then rinsed to remove most of the salt. Each had thinly sliced onion tucked under the skin and a couple sprigs of fresh thyme on top. Then it was into the food saver bag to swim in duck fat and be sealed. Sous vide for 7 hours @ 165F. Out of the sous vide and into a 500F oven to crisp up the skin. I separated the broth from fat and mixed it with the fresh fennel pesto to add a little savory to the tangy pesto. Pesto was fresh fennel frond (say that fast ten times lol) garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice and zest. Veggies were just pan roasted with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Definitely tasty. Next time I’d use salt cured olives as opposed to kalamatta. I will definitely explore confit style cooking more with the rich duck fat. Hoping to do duck breast in the next few weeks. Wish 73saint 73saint lived closer because I saw the duck breast at the butcher shop is like $22 / lbs.
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I sure would hate to destroy that pretty plate....but.......it would happen. Man that looks sooooo good! Very nice work Jeff!
 

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That looks just amazing! So much talent. If I could half as good I would be dancing a jig. Great job!
 

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Nice work !
 

73saint

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That looks amazing! I wish I were closer as well because I’d give you the ducks just for some leftovers ha!
I wish I had a third of your culinary acumen!
 

xray

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That looks really amazing Jeff! Nicely done!
 

BrianGSDTexoma

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Oh my gosh! Best looking chicken I have ever seen. You still amaze me. I am waiting for you to write a cookbook.
 

sawhorseray

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Another magazine worthy presentation Jeff, looks delicious and a beautiful piece of work! RAY
 

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Jeff...yet another truly spectacular effort. That meal looks absolutely amazing my friend. I don't know how you keep doing this but it never ceases to amaze me. Excellent job sir!!

Robert
 

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Wow Jeff that's next level stuff. The plate is beautiful. I smoked some chicken thighs and then a quick sear on the grill last night but now I feel ashamed.

Just awesome
 

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Dannnggg Jeff! That looks awesome man. Carousel worthy IMO. I would be all over it. LIKE
 

BrianGSDTexoma

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How did this not make the carousel? Must be giving other people a chance. :emoji_wink: . I bought some nice hand cut thighs from Market Street and can't decide to try this or grill them?
 

BrianGSDTexoma

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OK just realized need Duck Fat and that stuff kinda of pricey for me.
 

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