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 (kōn-fē′, kôn-)
1. Meat, such as duck, that has been salted and then cooked and preserved in its own fat.
2. A condiment made by cooking seasoned fruit or vegetables, usually to a jamlike consistency.

[Middle English confyt, from Old French confit, from Medieval Latin cōnfectum, from past participle of cōnficere, to prepare; see confect.]
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(Cookery) cookery a preserve: a confit of duck.
[literally: preserve]
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(kənˈfi, kɔ̃-)

duck, goose, or pork that is salted, cooked slowly in fat, and preserved by storing in the fat.
[< French; see comfit]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confit - a piece of meat (especially a duck) cooked slowly in its own fat
cut of meat, cut - a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
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[ˈkɒnfiː] nconfit m
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An appetiser of intense cold consomme with chives and tomato prepares you for starters of sauteed scallops with belly pork, boudin noir, quail's egg, confit tomato and honey jam.
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This was followed by slow roast rib eye of beef, Taleggio potato gratin, confit oregano tomato, basil puree and barolo jus, as well as pan roasted manor farm chicken supreme, potato gnocchi, courgette ribbons, tomato and olive oil sauce.
To make the confit, place vegetables in an oven-proof deep dish.
It was delicious, My sidekick went for a more traditional 21-day aged rib eye steak, with herb butter, confit mushrooms, tomato and chips.
Croquette of confit Windsor lamb, roasted vegetables and shallot jam
PORK BELLY CONFIT - Chicharon in another guise was the meat course--crispy pork belly with flesh and fat so tender it could be spread on bread with a dull butter knife.
The stand-out and signature dishes include the following: pulpo grillado (confit octopus, native potato "beso de novia", "botija" olives aioli, crispy capers, chilli mix powder) palta asada (grilled avocado, asparagus, palm heart, confit tomatoes, jalapenos); Ceviche de Gambas (Blanched prawns, mango, "chulpi" corn, passionfruit dressing, sweet potato, coriander cress) and no hay Malbec que por bien no venga (Malbec sorbet, frozen yogurt snow, raspberry textures).