Duck Sliders with Caramelized Apples

Duck sliders with carmelized apples

2012 Chef Duck Recipe Contest, Student Finalist, Jill Loya

Ingredients

  • 1

    1/2 lb. Maple Leaf Farms Ground Duck Meat

  • 2

    1/2 tsp. Five Spice Powder

  • 3

    1-1/2 tsp. Minced Shallot

  • 4

    3 tsp. Minced Ginger

  • 5

    1/2 tsp. Minced Garlic

  • 6

    Ground Pepper, to taste

  • 7

    1 Tbsp. Butter

  • 8

    1 Tbsp. Maple Leaf Farms Duck Fat

  • 9

    1 Granny Smith or Fuji Apple, thinly sliced

  • 10

    1/4 Chopped Dried Cherries

  • 11

    Juice and Zest of Half an Orange

  • 12

    1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

  • 13

    1/4 tsp. Coriander

  • 14

    1/4 tsp. Clove

  • 15

    1 tsp. Brown Sugar

  • 16

    Pinch of Salt

  • 17

    4 Brioche Buns

  • 18

    Wasabi Mayonnaise

Directions

Burger

  • 1

    Mix the ground duck and the five spice powder, salt and pepper, shallot, ginger, and garlic.

  • 2

    Make approximately 4 sliders about 2 ounces each and form into patties.

  • 3

    Cook the burgers on a grill until medium well or 150 degrees F. Set aside to rest while you make the caramelized apples.

Apples

  • 1

    Take the thinly sliced apples and put in a hot pan with some melted butter and oil.

  • 2

    Add the chopped cherries, juice and zest of half an orange. Add the cinnamon, coriander, cloves and brown sugar.

  • 3

    Cook until the apples are soft and starting to caramelize, about 15 to 20 minutes in a covered pan on medium low heat.

Plating

  • 1

    To serve, put the burger on a toasted brioche bun with wasabi mayo and the caramelized apples on top.

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Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Ready Time: 45 Minutes
Servings: 4 Servings