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Raidis Estate

Raidis Estate
18 March 2019 | Raidis Estate

Autumn Warming

Autumn is upon us and as the days go from hot to temperate, we start thinking about delicious recipes for warming and nourishing, especially on the back of cool mornings in the vineyards at vintage.

There is nothing better than a big bowl of ramen soup to warm you up. One to make when you have a bit of free time on a Sunday arvo, or a lazy Friday night, this recipe is sure to delight. 

And, it will pair perfectly with our smooth and delicious Mama Goat Merlot.


Duck Stock

Adapted from New York Times

makes about 1-quart stock
1 (5-7 pound) duck carcass and neck
10 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
10 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
1 shallot, peeled and sliced
1 large onion, cut in half
1 large carrot, sliced into 1-inch chunks
2 celery ribs, sliced into 1-inch chunks
1 bay leaf
several sprigs of parsley
sea salt and black pepper

Preheat the oven to 180c.  Put the duck carcass, garlic, thyme, shallot, onion, carrot, and celery in a roasting pan.  Roast, turning every now and then, until well-browned all over; about one hour.

Transfer the contents of the roasting pan to a large stock pot.  Pour off any rendered duck fat and reserve.  Add the bay leaf, parsley, and 10 cups of water to the stockpot.  Bring to a boil and then immediately reduce to a simmer.  Cook, skimming and discarding any foam that floats to the top, for two hours.  Cool slightly and strain.  Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate overnight.  The next day, remove from the refrigerator and remove the layer of fat that has accumulated on top.


Duck Ramen Broth

For 2 servings
Duck Stock (from above)
2 stalks lemongrass
2-star anise
1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced

Slice off the very bottom of the lemongrass stalks and the tops of the lemongrass, so that you have 3-4″ pieces.  Peel off any dried-out layers.  Slice the lemongrass in half lengthwise. Slightly bash the lemongrass with a rolling pin to help release some of its aromatic oils.

Pour the duck stock into a pot.  Add the lemongrass, ginger, and star anise.  Heat until warmed through.  Add the toppings.


The Toppings

1 cooked Duck Legs
2 soft-boiled duck eggs
Baby bok choy
Kimchi, chopped
Toasted nori strips
Green onions/scallions, thinly sliced
Ramen noodles (cooked, according to package instructions)

Garlic and Togarashi Oil

2 small shallots, finely minced
3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup mild-tasting olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoons Schichimi Togarashi (Japanese seven spice)

Combine the minced shallot, garlic, sesame seeds, salt, and oil in a small pot.  Set over low heat. Slowly cook, stirring periodically until the garlic has softened and lightly browned; 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the Togarashi.  Stir.  Let sit for a few hours or overnight.



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