Duck Salad with Quail Eggs and a Honey and Soy Sauce Dressing

Duck salad with quail eggs and a honey and soy sauce dressing.  This recipe is ideal served as a starter for four people or as a main course for two people.

 

duck salad with quail eggs

Duck salad with quail eggs is a chunky salad with  crispy pan fried duck breasts.  The dressing of honey and soy sauce compliments the duck beautifully. 

 

duck salad with quail eggs

 

Duck Salad with Quail Eggs and a Honey and Soy Sauce Dressing 

 

Ingredients

2 fresh ducks breasts
1 teaspoon of Thai 7 spices
6 quails eggs, cooked and shelled (see method below)*
8 small new potatoes (or salad potatoes) cooked and halved
8 Cos lettuce leaves, roughly  torn  
4 medium sizes tomatoes quartered or 8 cherry tomatoes halved
2 ounces of feta cheese (cubed)
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons of honey
Oregano leaves torn into large pieces  for garnish

Method

 

duck salad with quail eggs

Stage 1

With a spoon carefully place the quails eggs into boiling water.   If you want them slightly soft cook for 2 minutes and hard for 3 minutes.  Remove immediately with a slotted spoon and put into a bowl of iced water. Leave for 10 minutes. Tap the eggs gently on a board and then, using a slight pressure, roll the eggs  with the palm of your hand until you feel the shell starting to give. Shell the eggs being careful not to remove any of the egg white.  Wash under the tap to remove any pieces of shell.  Put to one side.

 

duck salad with quail eggs

Stage 2

Heat the oven to Gas Mark 4 (350 degrees F). Coat the skin side of the duck breasts with half of Thai 7 Spices.  On the top of the stove heat an oven proof cast iron pan until hot. Place the duck breasts skin side down  in the pan and cook until the duck fat has dissolved  and the skin is very brown and crispy (approx 4 minutes).  Coat the other side of the duck breasts with the remaining Thai 7 Spices,  turn over and continue cooking until brown and crispy.  Put into the oven for 10 minutes (less if  you prefer the meat  to be slightly red). When cooked take out of the oven and leave to rest for 10 minutes.

 

duck salad with quail eggs

Stage 3

Heat the soy sauce and honey in a pan.  Let it boil for a couple of minutes to reduce the consistency and then remove from the heat. Make up all of the salad ingredients, plus the potatoes, the quails eggs and feta cheese.  Cut the ducks breasts into thick slices and add to the salad. Pour the dressing over the salad and sprinkle the oregano on top.

 

Enjoy.

 

duck salad with quail eggs

 

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