THE Dish: Scott Conant's savory Spiced Duck

Last Updated Feb 4, 2012 11:37 AM EST

Award-winning celebrity chef Scott Conant has six restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, including New York's Scarpetta. He opened four of them in 2010 alone.

Scott joined "CBS This Morning: Saturday" with his ultimate dish: Spiced Duck with Lentils, Cotechino, Butternut Squash and Apple Mostarda

Besides his chef's hat, Scott wears many others -- he's a cookbook author and TV personality. But while he's got a lot on his plate, he's most widely known as the motivating force behind the Scarpetta brand.

Scott's love affair with food began when he was young -- he started cooking classes at age 11, and later attended the Culinary Institute of America, according to his official bio. After graduating, he studied pastry in Munich, Germany. He then came to New York City to work as a sous chef at San Domenico (a New York Times three-star-rated restaurant).

Scott has penned two cookbooks: "Scott Conant's New Italian Cooking" in 2005, and "Bold Italian" in 2008.

Enjoy all our recipes!

SCOTT'S RECIPES:

SPICED DUCK WITH LENTILS, COTECHINO, BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND APPLE MOSTARDA

FALL DUCK SPICE MIX

  • 8pc Cinnamon
  • 2T Coriander
  • 2T Fennel
  • 1T Cumin
  • 1T Anise (not star anise)
  • 2t Chili Flake

1. Toast all together

2. Place in blender and grind to powder

LENTILS

1 Box lentils
2pc Cotechino
3C Shallots Sliced
1-1/2 C Carrots, Diced
1-1/2 C Celery, Diced
Brown Chicken Stock
4cl Garlic cloves
Sachet of thyme and rosemary
1T Duck Spice

1. Caramelize the shallots

2. Add remaining ingredients and cover with brown chicken stock

3. Slowly simmer till lentils are cooked.

4. Then reduce adding more brown chicken if necessary till sticky.

5. Finish with a little of the duck spice

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