Pappardelle with Venetian Duck Ragu

Pappardelle with Venetian Duck Ragu
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh bay leaf or ½ dried
  • ½ to 1 cup lower-salt chicken broth
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh sage
  • 1 lb. fresh pappardelle, preferably whole-wheat, or fettucine or spaghetti
  • 1 28-oz. can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 2 medium celery stalks, finely chopped
    • 2 medium cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
    • 1 cup dry Italian red wine, such as Valpolicella
    • 4 skin-on, bone-in duck legs and thighs
    • Kosher or fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, for serving (optional)

Heat the oil in a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven or other heavy-duty pot over medium-high heat. Season both sides of the duck legs and thighs with salt and pepper and arrange them in the pot, skin side down. Sear until the skin is browned and crisp, about 7 minutes. Using tongs, turn the legs over and ...

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