Smoked duck breast salad

10 Aug

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Cost per person £3.25

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  • Salad Ingredients
  • 250g smoked duck breast
  • 1 whole lettuce I like Oak leaf or Lambs leaf

  • 100g of bacon lardons
  • 100g of frozen blanched button onions
  • Half a cucumber chopped into thin slices
  • 200g of tomatoes roughly chopped
  • Raspberry vinaigrette Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp of frozen raspberries
  • 2 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • 30 ml of red wine vinegar
  • 30 ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch tof salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp of hot water

Directions:

Smoked duck breast is a fantastic ingredient, similar to Parma ham in texture but not as salty and more of a creamy distinct flavour. It might be tricky to get hold of, specialist deli’s will do it, alternatively you can smoke a duck breast yourself. (I will place a video guide in video section of my site :o)

First you need to make your bacon lardons crispy, you can do this by several different methods my preferred method is to oven roast them for 5-10 minutes. Next make the vinaigrette by simply blitzing all the ingredients together with a stick blender, the hot water is too help the dressing emulsify. If making by hand mix all ingredients bar oil & water then add oil in gradually and continually whisk to emulsify then add hot water still whisking. Pan fry the button onions with a little butter and a tsp of sugar. Now to pull together the salad, vinaigrette in the bowl first then mix cucumber, lettuce and tomato into the dressing. Mix in the bacon and onions then slice the duck very thinly and place on top.

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