Sweet and tart, this candied ginger vinaigrette
perfectly complements the flavors in this composed salad of smoked
duck breast, fennel bulb, Asian pears, and blackberries.
Angela Tustin's Smoked
Duck and Candied Ginger Salad
- 1/2 cup shallots, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup ginger, peeled and julienne
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1/4 cup rice or white vinegar
3/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 heads Bibb lettuce, leaves quartered
1/2 cup Belgian endive, julienne leaves
1 cup red onion, sliced thin
1 fennel bulb, leaves and stems removed, sliced into thin rings
1 pint blackberries
1/2 cup crushed black walnuts
2 large Asian pears
24 ounces prepared smoked duck breast
- Combine shallots, ginger, olive oil and
Splenda® in a medium saucepan. Sweat shallots and ginger
over low heat until soft and shallots are translucent. Turn up
heat and add vinegars.
- Cook until mixture reduces by 1/3 then
stir in a solution of water mixed with corn starch and bring
to a boil. Remove from heat and add mustard. After dressing cools,
strain out ginger and shallots.
- Toss all remaining ingredients together
in a large salad bowl except for blackberries and duck breast.
Dress salad with candied ginger vinaigrette and season with salt
and pepper to taste. Divide evenly onto 8 chilled salad plates.
Slice duck breast and fan 3-4 oz of duck around each salad. Drizzle
remaining vinaigrette onto duck breast and garnish with a few
Makes 8 servings.
Note: Smoked duck breast is available at
Nutrition Info Per Serving (1/8 recipe):
Calories: 140; Calories from Fat: 60; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated
Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 30mg; Total Carbs: 20g; Dietary
Fiber: 7g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 4g
Exchanges per Serving: 1/2 Starch, 2 Vegetables,
3 Very Lean Meats, 1 Fat
Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda®
is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for
diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please
call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.