I had tempted you all with dirty talk about duck confit, and it feels like the right thing to do would be to show you a picture of the finished product. I swear to God, and I say that without any sense of blasphemy since this is clearly a food he’d love, that it is the best thing I’ve ever eaten. I’ve said that before. I felt I had to reiterate. Best. Food. Ever.
I know that it may not be the traditional “aesthetic” food. It’s kind of mauled and decomposed looking. But anyone with any culinary chops whatsoever. Anyone who doesn’t think that Velveeta is a legitimate food product, anyone who won’t eat microwaved IQF chicken “breasts,” well, they’d think this is gorgeous. Decadence in its purist form. Literally about 1000 calories per serving. But if you only eat a couple of bites, and you let your significant other eat the other bites without telling him how many calories are in it, just to see if it’s physically POSSIBLE for him to gain weight (answer: no, which is almost reason to break up with him, right?), then it’s not THAT bad. Especially because I only had a couple of bites and then followed it up with sauteed tofu, pineapple and carrots in just a smidgen of teriyaki. Which is healthy, right? I mean, it’s TOFU. So the fact that I sauteed it in the leftover duck fat is inconsequential…meaning its both vegetarian AND heart-healthy. Right? Ah, forget it.
Note: sauteeing tofu in duck fat might get Mike to eat tofu, Tina.