Duck Tacos With Cherry Salsa

November 15, 2012

These tacos are so easy to make, and we think they’re a super fun dish to serve next time you’re entertaining. Lay out bowls of salsa, herbs and lime and let friends assemble their own tacos!

Ingredients – serves 4

2 tsp each ground coriander and smoked paprika

1 tsp each ground chilli and ground cumin

?1sp salt

4 duck breasts

12 mini flour tortillas

1 avocado

1 lime, juiced

Cherry Salsa

1½ cups pitted fresh cherries, coarsely chopped

½ small red onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup finely chopped coriander

1 jalapeño or long green chilli, finely chopped

1 lime, juiced


1. Combine spices and salt in a wide shallow bowl and coat duck breasts in the spice mixture.

2. Place duck breasts skin-side down in a cold, large frying pan, turn the heat onto low-medium and cook, rendering the fat, for 10 minutes until the skin is golden and the fat has rendered.

3. Increase heat to medium-high, turn the duck breasts over and cook for a further 5 minutes or until cooked to your liking.

4. Transfer the duck to a plate and cover loosely with foil. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes.

5. Warm tortillas according to packet instructions.

6. Mash avocado in a bowl with lime juice until combined and season well with salt.

To assemble the tacos:

Spoon avocado down the centre of warmed tortillas. Slice duck breasts and divide among tortillas. Top with cherry salsa (recipe below) and serve.

To make the cherry salsa:

1. Combine ingredients in a bowl and season to taste.

Sweet? Savoury? What’s your favourite cherry dish?

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