Tangelo spiced duck and pearl cous cous salad


Posted on 01 Aug 2019

Recipe from Jagger Fine Foods

Stall 38 | Adelaide Central Market

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Tangelo spiced duck and pearl cous cous salad

Recipe for tangelo spiced duck and pearl cous cous salad

Preparation time: 30 minutes + marinating time | Cooking time: 40 minutes | Serves: 4

Duck

2 teaspoons dried tangelo zest*

2 teaspoons whole allspice

2 teaspoons whole white peppercorns

12 juniper berries

Salt flakes

4 duck marylands, trimmed and patted dry

Sauce

400 ml chicken stock

200 ml freshly squeezed tangelo juice

1 tablespoon finely grated tangelo zest

2 tablespoons dried barberries**

Salad

2 cups (360 g) pearl cous cous (moghrabieh)

1 tablespoon dried barberries, rehydrated in boiling water

2 tangelos, peeled and cut into segments

200 g baby rocket leaves, washed

Dressing

1/3 cup (80 ml) cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup (60 ml) chardonnay white wine vinegar***

2–3 teaspoons finely grated tangelo zest

Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

*For the dried tangelo zest, finely zest one tangelo (I use a microplane) and dry in a low oven 120oC (100 oC fan-forced) for 30 minutes. Allow to cool.
**Dried barberries are available from Jagger Fine Foods and other specialist grocers.
***The Pendleton Chardonnay Vinegar has a great agridolce (bittersweet) flavour to keep the dressing light and fresh and not too bitey.

  • Preheat oven to 200oC (180oC fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • For the duck, combine all ingredients except the duck marylands in a spice grinder or pestle and mortar,grinding to a coarse spice mix.
  • Rub spice mix over duck legs. Place on a plate, cover and let stand for 30 minutes to marinate.
  • Place duck legs skin side down on prepared baking tray and drizzle with a little olive oil. Roast in preheated oven for 30–40 minutes, or until juices run clear, turning legs halfway through cooking.
  • For the sauce, combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil, reduce
  • heat to a simmer and reduce sauce by half. Remove from heat and set aside until required.
  • For the salad, cook cous cous in a pot of salted boiling water following packet instructions until al dente. 
  • Drain and spread on a tray to cool, drizzling with a little olive oil to prevent it sticking together.
  • For the dressing, combine ingredients in a screw top jar. Shake until well combined.
  • To serve, combine salad ingredients in a bowl with a third of the dressing, tossing gently to combine.
  • Refrigerate remaining dressing for later use. 
  • Serve salad alongside roasted duck legs drizzled with warm tangelo sauce.

*For the dried tangelo zest, finely zest one tangelo (I use a microplane) and dry in a low oven 120oC (100 oC fan-forced) for 30 minutes. Allow to cool.

**Dried barberries are available from Jagger Fine Foods and other specialist grocers.

***The Pendleton Chardonnay Vinegar has a great agridolce (bittersweet) flavour to keep the dressing light and fresh and not too bitey.