- 1 double duck breast
- 2 tblsn lime juice
- 2 tblsn fish sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 bunch mint, leaves picked
- 1/2 bunch coriander, leaves picked
- 2-3 spring onions (white part only), sliced thinly on angle
- 2 small shallot, fine sliced thinly lengthwise
- 2 tblsn fresh lemon grass, bruised and very finely diced (as tiny as you can)
- 1 tblsn kaffir lime leaf, very finely diced (as tiny as you can)
- 1-3 small green chillies (including seeds), very finely diced
- 1-3 small red chillies, seeds removed, very finely diced
- 2 tblsn rice powder – see note
- 1 baby cos lettuce, washed and leaves prepared to be mini “plates”
- Strip the duck meat off the fat
- Dice the lean duck meat only into 3-5 mm dice. Any small fat or sinew goes in with the duck fat.
- Marinate the duck “mince” in the lime juice and fish sauce for at least ½ hour – more is fine.
- Rough dice the duck fat, sinew & any unsuitable meat and put in small sauce pan with water. Boil until reduced to a rich thick fatty stock. Drain and retain the liquid only.
- In a medium bowl stir together the mint leaf, coriander leaf, shallot, spring onion, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaf and both chillies – blend well
- Heat fry pan very hot. Quickly “fry” the duck – only 30 second (needs to still be a little rare)
- Drain the cooked duck meat and add to the bowl with salad mix (shallots, etc) – Mix a bit to combine
- Add 3 tblsn duck stock – mix a bit to combine
- Add the rice powder – Stir well
- Note : Rice Powder – gently dry fry long grain white rice in pan until brown. Grind in mortar & pestle to fine powder.
- On each cos lettuce leaf place a spoon of the duck mixture
- Serves 2
- Make as hot as you like by playing with quantities of both green and red chillies.
- Also feel free to leave the red chillie seeds in for extra hot!!!
- By putting some of the chillie into the dressing you can alter the “layering” of the chillie heat – take care experimenting with this as a very hot chillie can have more impact in the dressing
Originally inspired by Sailor Thai, The Rocks, Sydney