Asian-style duck breasts
Main ingredient : 2 duck breasts
For the rub:
1 tbsp Spanish paprika
Half a tbsp dry mustard
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp Chinese five spice
Half a tsp black pepper
For the glaze:
1 tbsp sunflower oil
2 inch piece of fresh ginger, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp soy sauce
Make the rub first by mixing all the ingredients together.
Next make the glaze. Heat the oil, adding the ginger and garlic and cook until they are soft. Whisk in the honey and soy sauce and cook until the honey has melted. Leave it to cool.
Heat the grill to medium-high. Score the skin-side of the duck with a knife in a lattice pattern, being sure not to cut through to the flesh.
Rub the skin side of each breast with a few tablespoons of the rub and place on the grill, rub side down, and grill until slightly charred and the skin begins to get crispy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the breasts over, brush with some of the glaze and continue grill to medium-rare doneness, another 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the duck from the grill and brush with more of the glaze.
Rest for 5 minutes then slice 1/4-inch thick on the diagonal.
Serve sliced on top of this salad.
You can use any combination of your favorite salad ingredients. Here’s what I used:
For the dressing:
Mix together two thirds vegetable oil with one third lime juice. Add a dash of fish sauce, half a teaspoon of sugar and a dash of cayenne pepper or chili powder.
[singlepic id=336 w=120 h=70 float=left] ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Recipe courtesy of Sandy Cadiz Smith, self taught foodie/cook.
Sandy is passionate about cooking with fresh ingredients and is always trying to develop new recipes using seasonal ingredients. She likes to focus on recipes that are easy to make to encourage people to get into the kitchen. She travels quite a bit and has made it her mission to share her experiences.
When Sandy realized that the Covent Garden area in London was fast becoming a foodie destination due to the many bars and restaurants that were popping up it inspired her to create Eating Covent Garden.
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