The sun is out and it is time for me to run for my salad bowl and get my body in shape for the summer. hehehe, who am I kidding my body will never get in shape. There is something about a sunny day thought that just makes you want to have a salad. I am not sure what it is? maybe it makes you feel like you are on holiday? Naaaaa, I don’t remember ever eating any salad when I go on holiday.
Most food blogger would have planned what they are going to write at a certain time of the year, not me. Not because I feel like I don’t need one! it is more that I am writing my blog on a small (no) budget at all. What I do is, I go down to my local shop or supermarket and see what is on offer and is affordable and I try and create something out of that. That is also how I cook for my family most of the time.
I knew I wanted a salad today as it is so sunny, I am imagining myself sitting in the garden eating a salad after I have taken the photos. and for once it will not be a cold meal as it is a salad.
My local supermarket had duck breast on offer and I grab it so fast I nearly knock the lady next to me over. I had no idea what to do with it at the time but it was so cheap that I was not going to let that opportunity pass me. With the duck in my basket, I started to wonder around the vegetable and see what I could get to go with it. Mushroom, shallots, a bag of green leaf salad that is on offer was calling out my name so I took it home with me. Mr M thinks I am addicted to the “offer” label because most of the things I buy are on offer. I just think I am a smart shopper.
Back to the salad. After looking around at what else I had at home, I have decided on the pan fry duck breast salad with Tamarind dressing. The sweet and sour flavour from the tamarind dressing goes really well with the duck and salad topped with crunchy fried shallots to add texture. I have use this dressing before on my Grilled leeks with Crispy Fried Egg and Tamarind dressing you can use this dressing on pretty much anything and it will taste great. Half an hour later I was in my garden eating my Duck and Tamarind Salad.
You can use any vegetable you like with this salad. Please do not feel you have to use what I used. like most of my recipes, it is a guideline. Use what you have or what you like.
This salad would work great for dinner or a starter for your dinner party too.
this recipe will serve 2 as a main or 4 as a starter.
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