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"May I request the recipe for the confit duck salad from chef John Evans at South on Albany in Berry?"
Merideth Mccluskey, Sydney, NSW
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|01||Preheat oven to 120C. Wash duck and pat dry with paper towels. Combine garlic, rock salt, thyme and black pepper in a food processor, pulse until coarsely ground, then transfer mixture to a non-reactive container and stir in bay leaf and orange rind. Rub salt mixture thoroughly into duck, cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours to cure.|
|02||Rinse duck under cold running water, rubbing to remove any herbs or spices. Dry well with paper towels and place in a roasting pan large enough to hold duck pieces snugly in a single layer. Pour duck fat over to submerge duck completely, loosely cover pan with foil, transfer to oven and cook until meat starts to fall from the bone (2½-3 hours). Cool to room temperature in fat (30-40 minutes). Remove duck from fat with a slotted spoon (strain fat and refrigerate for another use), transfer to a tray skin-side up and refrigerate until flesh is firm (30-40 minutes).|
|03||Preheat oven to 160C. Remove skin from duck, transfer skin to a wire rack placed over a roasting pan and roast until golden and crisp (25-30 minutes). Chop skin finely and keep warm.|
|04||Shred duck meat, discarding sinew and bones. Place on an oven tray and roast until warmed through (4-5 minutes), then transfer to a bowl and keep warm.|
|05||For honey and hazelnut dressing, whisk citrus juices, oil, honey and mustards in a bowl, then season to taste. Drizzle a quarter of the dressing over duck.|
|06||Combine watercress, radicchio, frisée, rocket and carrot in a bowl and season to taste. Drizzle with remaining dressing, add duck, toss lightly to combine, and serve scattered with hazelnuts and duck skin.|