Monday, December 1, 2008
Royal Foodie Joust: Duck Bacon Salad
RFJ time again. And, I was planning to abstain as work has been crazy. But, last month's winners from [eating club] vancouver are two of my favorite bloggy people so I felt obligated...
My entry was time consuming but easy
Coffee, blackpepper and honey duck bacon served on a salad of arugula, carrot and grapefruit dressed with a siracha, honey and blackpepper viniagrette (the title was a couple characters too long to fit in the title slot of the post.)
Basically, make the duck bacon the day before the party. I followed a recipe from epicurious, but changed it slightly. Then make the dressing just before the party, and dress at the absolute last minute.
Marinate 1 duck breast in:
3 T Major Greys
3 T Honey
15 black peppercorns crushed
1.5 cups coffee
.5 cups water
.5 cups oil
1/3 cup jaggery
2 1/2 tablespoons Insta Cure No.1
After 15 hrs or so, drain the marinade, pat the breast dry, score the flesh and then smoke.
Slice very, very thin. Serve on salad with shaved carrots and grapefruit (or eat from the fridge.)
Siracha, honey and blackpepper viniagrette
(this is really an approximation)
Mix 1 T sriacha with 1 T honey and microwave for 30 second
Add sea salt and plenty of crushed black pepper
1/2 cup or less grapefruit juice
Drizzle in grapeseed oil while whipping.