Warm Duck Breast Salad.

Wednesday 26th October 2011

All work & no play leaves me with very little time for cooking. Thankfully, my Mum is on hand to cook up a storm.

Here’s one I made a while back but never got round to posting.

I found this duck breast in a local supermarket. I’ve only ever seen them in France before so I snapped it up. It’s amazing how much fat comes out of a single breast, so I thought I’d show Zephy the process of what happens when you render the fat from the breast.

After scoring the skin, I placed it into a hot, dry pan. Before I did this I show my son, Zeph, the thick, white layer of skin on the breast.

“You watch, that’ll all melt down in the pan & the skin will eventually go all crispy.” I told him.

I then placed it skin side down on the pan. Literally, within the space of a few minutes my griddle was swimming in duck oil.

Once the skin was brown, I put it into a roasting dish & placed it in the oven for a further 15 minutes.

“Look at that,” I said as I purred the hot fat from both pans into an empty capers jar. “Pretty impressive, isn’t it?”

It had half filled a 200ml jar.

“Yeah, kind of.” He replied.

He may not have sounded impress but his eyes certainly were.

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3 Responses to Warm Duck Breast Salad.

  1. Stef says:

    The salad bit of your salad looks lovely.

  2. Mistral Zagni says:

    I love this dish. The duck is always perfectly cooked.

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