The changeable spring weather here in New York often has one wishing for something light while still yearning for something comforting. I have the perfect salad for those moments – duck and watermelon salad. It’s a beautiful display of ingredients that are also perfectly yummy.
This duck and watermelon salad is just an opener. It can be served as an amuse bouche or an appetizer. The duck is served cold or just warm, and all the fat should be removed. It’s a delicious combination of flavors, you’ve got to try it.
The dressing is a reduction of honey, balsamic vinegar, saba and water. It’s sweet and tangy but doesn’t overpower the duck and watermelon. The duck and watermelon are the stars in this dish, so you should buy the best you can find.
If you’re having a dinner party and want to wow your guests but keep the fuss in the kitchen down to a minimum, then this duck and watermelon salad should be your pick. You can prepare all of the elements to this dish in advance, a day before even. All you need to do on the day of your dinner party is to ensure all of the ingredients are at room temperature then plate.
I used a squeeze bottle to create the droplets of dressing. Squeeze bottles make it real easy to garnish food, you should make sure you have a few in your kitchen. For this dish, all you have to do is carefully, squeeze a little dressing out of the bottle so that you have a small droplet in place, and continue around the food to create a pattern – easy!
Do not be intimidated by the elegance of this duck and watermelon salad, it’s truly so easy to create. Get the ingredients today and give it a whirl.