Duck and apricot salad

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 \N Duck; 4 to 5 lb
1 tablespoon Minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon Minced garlic
¼ teaspoon Crushed dried red chili pepper, (up to 1/2 tsp)
3 tablespoons Oil
¼ cup White or cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Honey
1½ tablespoon Soy sauce
1 pinch Ground cinnamon
1 pinch Ground allspice
6 smalls Apricots; (up to 8)
3 \N Heads Bibb lettuce (or 1 lb fresh spinach)
2 bunches Watercress
¼ pounds Mushrooms; thinly sliced
1 small Red onion; sliced
1 tablespoon Sesame seeds

Heat oven to 325 F. Rinse duck and pat dry. Rub inside and out with salt and pepper. Roast breast side down on rack in a roasting pan for 1 hour.

Turn duck breast side up; roast until meat is tender and thigh juices run clear when pierced with a fork, about 2 hours. Let stand at room temperature until cool enough to handle. Remove meat from carcass in large pieces; discard bones and skin. Refridgerate meat, covered, for 3 hours.

Meanwhile, saute ginger, garlic and red pepper in small skillet for 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in vinegar, honey, soy sauce, cinnamon and allspice. Pierce apricots at ½ inch intervals with a fork. Cut lengthwise into quarters. Combine the apricots and dressing in a small bowl; toss.

Refridgerate 2 hours.

Cut duck into 2 x ¼ x ¼ inch julienne strips. Line salad bowl with lettuce (or spinach) and watercress. Top with mushrooms and onion (separated into rings). Remove apricots from dressing with a slotted spoon.

Arrange apricots and duck over vegetables. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Toss before serving. Makes 4 servings.

Formatted for MasterCook by Mardi Desjardins amdesjar@...

September 23, 1997

Recipe by: Cuisine, May 1980

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #798 by Mardi Desjardins <amdesjar@...> on Sep 23, 1997

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