Barbecued chilli duck & pineapple salad
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
A superhealthy, low-fat recipe that's ideal for barbecue entertaining
For the salad
- STEP 1
Light the barbecue if you are using charcoals. If your duck breasts have the skin on, remove it by simply pulling it off. Use a knife to cut into the thickest part of the duck breast, but don’t cut all the way through. Place between cling film and use a meat mallet or rolling pin to bat them out so that the meat is about 1cm thick all over.
- STEP 2
Mix the chilli, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, honey and lime juice. Place the duck in a flat dish and pour over the chilli mix, making sure it’s completely coated – it’s now ready to cook. Unlike other marinades, there’s no need to leave it as the duck meat will ‘cure’ in the marinade and become pappy.
- STEP 3
To make the salad, use a sharp knife to shave the pineapple into wide strips. Mix with the rest of the ingredients and set aside. When the coals are ashen, barbecue each piece of duck for a few mins on each side until sticky and charred. Then lift it straight onto a plate and place a pile of salad on the side – the idea is that the salad dressing mixes with the juices from the duck as it rests.