This preparation is from Da Nanni, a country restaurant on the way from Verona to Lake Garda. Run by the same family for generations, the restaurant’s signature dish is a stuffed duck that is first boiled, then finished on the grill. The duck loses most of its fat while boiling, so that, once grilled, the meat is very moist with a wonderfully crispy skin. It is one of the most delicious preparations for duck I’ve tasted.
This is an ideal dish for a dinner party because the boiled duck can be refrigerated for 2 to 3 days. The duck can then be grilled and served in 15 to 20 minutes.
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