Grilled Duck Salad with Wild Mushrooms and Pancetta

Salad, Winner 2000 MLF Recipe Contest, Chef Luis Samanica

Ratings

Prep Time {45 min; 25 hr inactive}

Cook Time {33 min }

Serving Size {6 servings}

Ingredients


Rub:


2 Teaspoons Each Thyme, Tarragon, finely chopped


1 Teaspoon Black Pepper


2 Cloves Garlic, minced


4-6 Ounces Maple Leaf Farms Boneless, Skinless Duck Breast


Pancetta:


3 Tablespoons Olive Oil


4 Ounces Pancetta, julienne


Wild Mushrooms:


3 Tablespoons Olive Oil


1 Cup Each Oyster, Shiitake, Portobello Mushrooms, sliced


2 Tablespoons White Wine


2 Tablespoons Duck Stock


1/4 Cup Green Onions, sliced


1/4 Cup Tomato, diced


1/4 Cup Apple, peeled, cored, diced


1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt


Balsamic Vinaigrette:


9 Ounces Olive Oil


3 Ounces Balsamic Vinegar


3 Each Shallots, chopped


As Needed Salt, Black Pepper


Salad:


12 Ounces Mixed Baby Greens, Romaine, Curly Endive, Spinach


1 1/2 Cups Carrots, Yellow Bell Peppers, Daikon, julienne


As Needed Salt, Black Pepper

Directions

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Rub: Combine first four ingredients; rub into duck. Place covered in refrigerator for 24 hours. At service, grill until an internal temperature of 155°F. Resting should bring internal temperature to an ideal 165°F. Cut breasts into thin even strips.


Pancetta: Sauté pancetta in oil until golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels; set aside.


Wild Mushrooms: Sauté mushrooms in oil for 1/2 minute. Add wine and stock; reduce. Add green onions, cook 10 seconds; remove from heat. Add tomato and apple; toss. Season with salt. Refrigerate 20-30 minutes.


Salad: Combine ingredients for balsamic vinaigrette. Toss greens and vegetables with half of the vinaigrette; season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate 20-30 minutes.


To Serve: Spread mushroom mixture evenly on salad plate. Place a mound of salad in center of plate. Arrange sliced duck over salad. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette; crown with slightly warm pancetta.



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Anonymous

Best duck salad I have ever eaten. Well worth the preparation time. Could also be an entree.

Anonymous

Excellent, this chef has the flavors at its best. great presentation. I woild love to meet the chef who created this materpiece of a salad.

Anonymous

excellent 5 stars

Anonymous

excellent

Anonymous

Excellent Recipe Loved it and so did all my guests