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Grilled fig and duck salad

Photo: Marina Oliphant

Its season is impossibly short, so you have to savour them before they are gone again for another year.

Ingredients

  • 4 duck breasts
  • 6 fresh figs
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 cup salad leaves such as watercress, rocket, radicchio or baby frisee
  • salt
  • pepper

Method

Salt duck breasts and cook skin side down in a medium-hot grill pan for seven minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Turn the heat down a little, turn breasts over and cook a further seven minutes covered with a lid.

Remove from heat and allow to rest in a warm place.

Cut figs in half and grill for a minute until browned. Meanwhile make a dressing with the oil, vinegar and pomegranate molasses. Toss the salad leaves in the dressing and season with salt and pepper.

To serve 

Slice the duck breasts and arrange on the salad leaves with the figs. Drizzle with a little dressing and serve.

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