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Ian Curley’s Salad of Confit Duck, Green Papaya and Herbs Recipe

Ian Curley’s Salad of Confit Duck, Green Papaya and Herbs


For the confit duck

5 Luv-A-Duck Duck Legs
250gm rock salt
1/2 bunch coriander (just root, keep the leaves for later)
1 lime leaf
1/2 head garlic chopped roughly
1 long red chilli, split in half
1 knob ginger chopped roughly
zest one lime (keep the pulp for later)
Coconut milk to cover

For the salad

½ wombok
1 green papaya
½ bunch spring onion
1 red onion
½ bunch mint
½ bunch coriander leaves
Fish sauce

Equipment required

  • Oven Tray
  • Deep Non-stick Frying pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Chopping Board
  • Chefs Knife
  • Dessertspoon
  • Tongs
  • Serving Plates


1. Preheat the oven to 140 degrees.
2. In a bowl combine all ingredients except the coconut milk. Rub into the duck legs and let it sit for 4-5 hours in the fridge.
3. Wash duck legs well, place into a baking tray and cover with coconut milk.
4. Cook for 2-3 hours until tender.
5. Once cooked, shred the meat, discarding the fat and set aside.
6. Finely slice the wombok, papaya, spring onion and the red onion.
7. Dress with the juice of one lime, a dash of fish sauce and a little of the coconut milk leftover.
8. Lastly toss through the shredded duck meat.

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