Duck and Prosciutto Ragu Pasta Bake

Duck and Prosciutto Ragu Pasta Bake Recipe


  • ¼ cup chopped dried porcini mushrooms
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 6 Culver duck legs Add to Cart »
  • Sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 2 red onions thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices prosciutto, chopped
  • 8 thyme sprigs
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ cup Brandy
  • 1/3 cup Malt Vinegar
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 500G Rigatoni
  • 300G Stracchino, sliced


Place the porcini and boiling water in a large heatproof bowl and set aside for 10 minutes to soak.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat a large ovenproof heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle the duck with salt and pepper then cook, in batches and skin-side down, for 5 mins. Turn and cook for a further 5 minutes or until golden. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Drain the fat, reserving 1 Tbsp in the pan. Return to medium heat and add the onion, garlic, prosciutto and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 mins or until softened. Add the tomato paste, brandy, vinegar, stock, porcini and soaking water and stir to combine. 

Return the duck to the pan, cover with a tight-fitting lid and bring to a simmer. Transfer to the oven and cook for 1.5hrs or until the duck is tender. Remove the duck from the sauce and allow it to cool slightly.

Using 2 forks, shred the meat, discarding the bones and skin, and return to the sauce. Stir to combine, set aside and keep warm.

Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 6-8 mins or until al dente. Drain, add to the ragu and toss to combine.

Transfer to a 1.6-litre baking dish, top with stracchino and place on an oven tray. Cook for 15 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Sprinkle with pepper to serve.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

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