Duck, Apricot & Pine Nut Pastilla
1 duck, you’ll use half
1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
70g dried apricots, quartered
1/2 tbsp floor cinnamon
1/four tbsp floor coriander
1/four tbsp floor cumin
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
200ml hen inventory
Zest of 1 lemon plus juice of 1/2 lemon
50g toasted pine nuts
Filo pastry sheets
6 small potatoes, peeled
Set oven to 150’c and gradual roast your duck for a minimum of three hours this may give loads of time for the fats to render, take away from oven and permit to chill.
Shred the meat from the duck and put aside, use half for the pastilla and use the remainder in different recipes or make a thicker pastilla by including extra duck.
Hold the duck fats to roast potatoes.
To make the pastilla
Gently fry the onions within the olive oil till softened and golden.
Stir within the apricots and the spices and cook dinner out for five minutes.
Pour in inventory and add half the shredded duck and cook dinner gently till moist however to not liquid.
Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and the pine nuts, season with salt and pepper, take away from warmth.
Put a baking sheet within the oven preheated to 200’c, additionally add a small roasting tin to the oven with the duck fats included.
Take a spherical unfastened bottomed cake tin ( eight inch) and brush throughout with slightly oil.
Utilizing four filo sheets line the tin (overlapping every sheet) ensuring to go away additional up the edges.
Spoon within the duck filling and pat down evenly.
Take two extra filo sheets and sit on prime and scrunch the edges to type a seal and brush the highest with slightly oil.
Place on baking sheet within the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes till crisp and golden brown.
Take your potatoes, peel and add to scorching duck fats and roast turning sometimes.
Take away pastilla from the oven and permit to cook dinner barely earlier than eradicating from the tin, mud with slightly cinnamon and costume the highest with just a few of the remaining pine nuts.
As soon as the potatoes are prepared, serve a wedge of pastilla with salad leaves of your selecting, potatoes and a drizzle of pomegranate molasses.