Mesquite and Tea Smoked Duck Salad

I was wandering around the garage, looking for some saran wrap when I happened upon my stove top smoker.

These are really great when you have a small amount to smoke and you just can’t be bothered to rev up the big boy smoker and/or don’t have a garden to put one in.  Like in an apartment.  I had four duck legs that I marinated overnight that fit perfectly inside the smoker.  I won’t tell you about the marinade; it was okay but not fabulous.

The smoker can fit on one burner or two.  I’ve done it both ways and it doesn’t matter.

Smoked duck with a fabulous marinade is great for both salads and sandwiches.  The simple dressing I made redeemed the less than marvelous marinade.

Smoked Duck Salad

1 smoked duck leg, sliced

1 spring onion, thinly sliced

1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

2 small orange tomatoes, seeded and cut into chunks

Leaves from 5 sprigs of fresh coriander

1 handful roquette or mache

2 escarole hearts

1 large garlic clove, minced

1/2 inch fresh ginger, minced

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 heaping tbsp honey

Juice 1/2 lime

Line two salad plates with the escarole hearts.  Toss the onions, tomatoes, coriander and roquette together in a bowl, then mound on top of the escarole.  Place duck slices on top.

Mix together the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, honey, lime juice and pour over salad.

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26 Responses to Mesquite and Tea Smoked Duck Salad

  1. alex says:

    wow, what a lovely idea. I love the photo of the end product with that beautiful colourful cloth underneath. I have never had tea smoked duck but it sounds delicious.

  2. Wow I want one of those too!
    And I want duck again jumm

  3. Karista says:

    This is beautiful and looks so delicious! I agree with Alex… what a lovely idea. Happy Cooking!

  4. What a cool little smoker – I like that! Nice looking pics too.

  5. The tiles in your kitchen are so cute! I love the recipe, but the background caught my eye as super neat. I always wonder what everyone else’s house looks like lol

  6. Well you know I love this one! Glad you dug up the smoker.

  7. This dish looks amazing! I have to find one of those indoor smoke boxes…fabulous!

  8. beti says:

    I really love the smell of mesuite but paired with tea sounds way better, I love the combination it must taste delicious

  9. Yummy! Great pictures!

  10. I’ve always wanted to try using a stove-top smoker! Is it not smoky at all? Can you just smell the smoke, but it all gets contained in the smoking box?

    Also, did you smuggle mesquite to France? 😉

  11. Tessa says:

    I’ve never used a stove top smoker before. It sounds like it would be perfect to use during the cold winter months. Your duck looks gorgeous!

  12. cjdelgrosso says:

    You continue to cook my favorites! Duck is another of my favorites! You are a cook with a connection to my food soul!

  13. Gary says:

    How long did you cook the duck legs in the smoker?

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