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Duck Caesar salad

Duck Caesar salad

Caesar salad is a firm favourite for many and lends itself very well to duck


Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter

2 Gressingham duck breasts
3 to 4 gem lettuce
2 slices sourdough( roughly torn 3cm pieces )
30g shaved Parmesan

100 ml light olive oil
30g finely grated Parmesan
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
4 tbsp mayonnaise
Juice of half a lemon
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp water


  1. Pre heat oven to 200c or 180c fan
  2. Dry the duck breasts well with kitchen paper.Lightly score the skin with a sharp knife six to eight times. Season both sides.
  3. Separate the gem leaves, wash and drain.
  4. Whisk or blend all the dressing ingredients. Add more water if needed to a thickness you prefer. Season to taste
  5. Lay the duck breasts skin side down into a wide oven proof cold pan without oil . Cook over a low to medium heat for 6-8 mins until golden and crisp, carefully pouring off any excess fat into a bowl as the duck cooks. Place torn bread around the duck and place pan in oven for 6-8 mins.
  6. Remove from the oven, turn the duck over so it’s skin side up, mix the bread in the duck oil. Remove bread onto kitchen paper. Allow duck to rest for 10 mins.
  7. Meanwhile take a large bowl, place in the leaves and coat them with half the dressing. Divide onto your serving plates. Share out the bread croutons.
  8. After resting, slice the duck and place on top of the leaves. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and scatter the shaved Parmesan on top.

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