Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Peking Duck Salad. Sort of.

Even really good blokes occasionally have shopping glitches. It's something to do with how boys are programmed, I think. But this may not be entirely Ryan's fault:
Act 1:
Setting - Chinese Barbecue Place
Ryan (pointing at hanging Duck): Can I get a barbecue duck, please.
Counter person: A duck?
Ryan: Yes, a duck.
Counter person stuffs something in a bag. Ryan pays, takes bag and leaves.
Act 2:
Setting - kazari's tiny orange kitchen
Ryan(handing over shopping bag): Here's the duck.
Kazari opens bag and starts dismembering.
Kazari: This doesn't look very duck-like. The meat isn't very dark, and it's kind of the wrong shape...
Ryan: Let me look at that. Oh. I think it's a chicken.
Anyway, this was a great looking recipe in 'the seasonal produce diary', for a duck salad. I made it with chicken, and it was awesome. But next time I hope to make it with duck.
salad of peking duck with chilli, coriander and mint
1/2 Chinese cabbage, shredded
a handful of bean sprouts
4 spring onions, sliced
1/2 cup roasted cashews
2 small red chillies, sliced
1 cup corander leaves
1/2 cup Vietnamese mint
all the meat removed from 1 Peking duck.
Dressing
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp lime juice.
Does this really need instructions? Mix everything together in a big bowl, and share.
Many thanks to the lovely J, who gave me the diary for Christmas.

1 comment:

yoursisterjo said...

you're welcome! can't wait to see you soon, we will take you to Borough Markets to make you excited :) http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/