Monday, 30 June 2008

Duck with beetroot salad


When I saw Anne's post about the match made in heaven that is beetroot and goat's cheese, I knew I wanted some. But I was also quite sure that Paul - not the biggest fan of the beet - would have something to say about it if I just handed him a plate of the salad.

So I had a think and decided that the other thing that just loves beetroot is duck. There is something about the sweet fattiness of the duck that works superbly with the sweet earthiness of beetroot. As a quick fling-together supper it is pretty good too. A bag of washed spinach leaves, a vac-pack of cooked beetroot (obviously it would be better if I roasted my own - pref a heritage mixture of different coloured beets pulled from my own garden but FFS it's Monday), a round of chevre, a handful of toasted pinenuts, a garlicky, mustardy dressing. When the pinenuts come out of the pan the duck breasts go in. 6 minutes a side for these plump lumps. Yum!

7 comments:

Alex Rushmer said...

Beetroot and goat's cheese is a perfect match but I've never tried it with duck. It's now on the 'to cook' list.

Foodycat said...

... and I didn't even use Alex James' chevre!

SSS said...

Delicious! I went through a phase of being addicted to cheddar cheese and beetroot when I was a child. Now it seems I have something new to try.....

Jacki said...

Yum! I adore duck (and we have discovered a little local place that does Peking Duck banquets regularly). And I love goat's cheese.

Alex Rushmer said...

Ha! Just seen your reply. Made me laugh.

The Cat's Mother said...

You can get vac-packed cooked beetroot? How wonderful.

Foodycat said...

You can indeed - there are about 4 beets in a pack. The time and mess saved of not cooking or peeling your own is fantastic!

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