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aiguillettes de canard

Does anyone know what these are? I saw a recipe using them, said they were best eaten raw.
Looking on Google it seems they could be thin strips of duck breast, but raw? Smoked would be OK.

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Yes correct strips of meat that are left after the magret is cut out. Personally I use in a stirfry.
JFB

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Lovely cooked on a plancha.

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I fry them very lightly, add some very thinly sliced onions (sweet onions like Cevennes or Spanish leaving the onions still crispy) and eat them in a hot sandwich using ciabatta or other breads whose outsides can be crisped up in the toaster.

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Filet of duck breast I think.
I cook very lightly in duck fat, deglaze the pan with raspberry vinegar and add a little figue jam to give a sweet coating, though at the moment I have an unusual jam made with piments d'espalette  which adds both sweetness and a touch of ...piment

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Pat, forgot to say you could buy packets of them at Lidl's and they are nicely prepared, not too thin, not too thick and are delish.

Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
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Thanks for the replies - I've got a few in the freezer and sometimes wonder how to use the unsmoked ones. I liked smoked best, in a salad, but it's expensive.
I just wondered about the word aiguillettes - I looked it up and it seems like little needles.

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Yes, PatF, they are like little needles, if you think about it ...

Judith
ex W1, via 47 and 11 and now [just] in 34, equidistant from Carcassonne, Narbonne and Béziers, where I hope we'll finally stay!!

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