We were flipping through channels the other weekend, and saw this recipe being made on a show called Simply Ming. It looked so good, that I had to try it the next day.
If you are new to cooking duck, this is a really easy & tasty way to make it! I changed very little from the original recipe, I included notes below on what I changed. This recipe cooks the duck, medium-rare and I prefer it cooked medium-well. In the step below, where it directs you to cook the duck for only 3 minutes before adding the veggies, I actually cooked it for about 8-10 minutes.
how can you go wrong with these ingredients?
Macadamia Duck with Roasted Vegetables
4 duck breasts, skin on (not scored)
1 bunch of pencil asparagus, bottoms trimmed
1 head of radicchio, quartered
6 cloves garlic, skin on
3/4 cups macadamia nuts
1 jalapeno, sliced
2 shallots, minced
1 teaspoon ginger, use microplane for pulp
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 1/2 teaspoons mirin
1 teaspoon soy sauce (I used gluten-free soy sauce)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Hawaiian pink sea salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil for cooking (I used grass-fed ghee)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees for convection and 475 for conventional oven. Place a half sheet pan in oven to warm.
Season duck on both sides with Hawaiian pink sea salt and black pepper. Place on pre-heated sheet pan, skin side down for about 3 minutes – (I cooked it for 8-10 minutes). Add asparagus, radicchio and garlic to pan with duck. Continue to cook for 7 to 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a saute pan over medium-high heat, add oil to coat and add macadamia nuts. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until nuts are toasted. Season with Hawaiian pink sea salt. Add jalapeno and shallots to the pan, cook for 2 minutes. Add ginger, lime juice, lemon juice, mirin, soy sauce and butter.
Remove duck from the oven and set aside. Add 1/4 cup water to the pan with the vegetables, return to oven and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
To serve, on a family size platter; place roasted vegetables on the platter. Slice the duck, lengthwise, on the bias. Place duck slices over vegetables, spoon nut sauce over the duck and vegetables.