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!