Duck Ragu


Harris Farm Markets Passata works a treat in this delicious slow cooked Venetian Ragu.

Duck Ragu


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 duck legs
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp plain flour
  • 250ml red wine
  • 700ml Harris Farm Markets Australian Passata
  • 1 chicken stock cube, made up to 250ml
  • 3 rosemary sprigs, leaves picked and chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 600g pappardelle pasta
  • Parmesan


        1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the duck legs and brown on all sides for about 10 mins. Remove to a plate and set aside.
        2. Add the onions to the pan and cook for 5 mins until softened. Add the garlic and cook for a further 1 min, then stir in the cinnamon and flour and cook for a further min.
        3. Return the duck to the pan, add the wine, passata, stock, herbs, sugar and seasoning. Bring to a simmer, then lower the heat, cover with a lid and cook for 2 hrs, stirring every now and then.
        4. Carefully lift the duck legs out of the sauce and place on a plate – they will be very tender so try not to lose any of the meat. Pull off and discard the fat, then shred the meat with 2 forks and discard the bones.
        5. Add the meat back to the sauce with the milk and simmer, uncovered, for a further 10-15 mins while you cook the pasta.
        6. Cook the pasta following pack instructions, then drain, reserving a cup of the pasta water, and add the pasta to the ragu. Stir to coat all the pasta in the sauce and cook for 1 min more, adding a splash of cooking liquid if it looks dry.
        7. Serve with grated Parmesan, if you like.


        Ingredients for Duck Ragu

        Bay Leaves (packet)

        Product of Australia

        $1.69 ea

        Garlic (head)

        $0.12 ea

        Onions Brown (each)

        Product of SA (Aust)

        $0.15 ea

        Onions Spanish (each)

        Product of Australia

        $0.57 ea

        Rosemary (each)

        Product of Australia

        $2.29 ea