Monday, 10 December 2012

Duck, Mint and Pomegranate Salad

Recently I had a delicious salad at the restaurant Eight over Eight which combined duck with mint, crunchy Asian leaves and watermelon all bound together with a light Asian dressing.  With this as my inspiration I made a similar salad at home this weekend, instead opting for pomegranate seeds, which gave the salad a lovely sweet-sour bite. It also looks suitably Christmassy!

This is barely a recipe:

Serves 2:
In a bowl combine; shredded duck meat (I used 1 confit duck leg but a thinly sliced seared duck breast would also work), the leaves from several stalks of mint, half a chopped cucumber, 3-4 sliced spring onions, rocket and the seeds and juice from ½ a pomegranate. Make a dressing with the juice of 1 lime, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 chopped clove of garlic, 4 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce, 1 tsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar. Toss into the dry ingredients and serve.