Shredded Duck Burger with Cherry Salsa

>>>Shredded Duck Burger with Cherry Salsa
You all know by now I have favourite "couples" when it comes to food, this cherry and duck burger is built on the back of one of may favourite "couples".

This duck burger with cherry salsa is a strange follow on from my pea and ham pasta recipe last month, my and my friends this month are all working on cherry recipes (my choice this time round) and I could not resist pairing duck with cherry. There are some food “couples” or pairings if you want to be proper, that go together so well and for me duck and cherries are one of those. In fact duck is a wonderful meat to pair with lots of fruits with oranges or plums both being classics, but at this time of the year, for me it is cherries, we have 3 cherry trees in the garden that produce the most wonderful fruit, I make all sorts of dishes with them ranging from jams and syrups to of course the wonderful cherry salsa that is served on my duck burger and cherry wine, hic… It is a might good slurp although I doubt the ‘mumble’ kilos of cherries required to make it a viable recipe to be dropping here on Krumpli.

If you follow me on Facebook you may have noticed the genus of this burger form sometime over the last 6 weeks in a post I shared by another food blogger, Slow the Cook Down, did a fantastic shredded duck burger and whilst my flavours and approach to the burger are a little different, the idea is all thanks to Betty. Whilst we are talking about my approach to this burger I want this burger to hold together on the outside and be wonderfully loose on the inside, in order to achieve this be careful not to compress the burger too much. Don’t be afraid of working it too much, you can keep spinning on your work surface and smoothing with your hands to get a pretty uniform surface, but don’t start pushing, it will take a little time, but it will come together. As is the new way at the end of every month, here are the recipes from the other wonderful cooks taking part this month, stroll on over say hi and tell em Brian sent you πŸ™‚

Like this recipe? Then you should definitely check out this one!  Towering Foolproof Yorkshire Pudding

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You all know by now I have favourite "couples" when it comes to food, this cherry and duck burger is built on the back of one of may favourite "couples".



Shredded Duck Burger with Cherry Salsa

You all know by now I have favourite "couples" when it comes to food, this cherry and duck burger is built on the back of one of may favourite "couples".

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 kg Duck Legs.
  • 125 g Cherries Dark sweet cherries are the best.
  • 2 Mace.
  • Salt and Pepper.
  • 1 Egg.
  • 25 g Bread Crumbs.
  • 2 Burger Buns. Use what ever you like.

For The Cherry Salsa:

  • 50 g Red Onion: Finely diced.
  • 150 g Cherries. Same as above, pitted and cut in half.
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar.
  • 1/2 Tsp Lemon Juice.
  • Parsley.


  1. Heat your over to 150Β°C.

  2. Take a large frying pan with a lid that is oven proof and heat over a high heat.

  3. Generously season your duck legs with salt and pepper and then sear in the dry pan on all sides until a nice dark golden colour.

  4. Throw in the cherries, star anise and then place in the oven to slowly roast for two hours.

  5. Now we will pull together the salsa as this improves after being allowed to stand for a few hours.

  6. Mix together all of the ingredients for the salsa with the exception of the parsley and allow to steep.

  7. After 2 hours remove the duck form the pan and the by now confit cherries.

  8. When the duck legs have cooled enough to handle remove the skin and finely shred with two forks and add the confit cherries. Feel free to eat the skin as a treat you deserve it!

  9. Once completely cooled add the egg and breadcrumbs to the shredded duck and form in to two patties and allow too cool in the refrigerator for an hour or so, this will help the duck fat solidify.

  10. Shallow fry the burgers over a medium high heat.

  11. I keep these burgers real simple, just some spinach and loads of the salsa.

You all know by now I have favourite "couples" when it comes to food, this cherry and duck burger is built on the back of one of may favourite "couples".
You all know by now I have favourite


  1. Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts June 30, 2017 at 2:09 am - Reply

    Oh man Brian!!!!! You know I am making this once cherries come into season here. Duck and cherry is an awesome combination!!

    • Brian Jones June 30, 2017 at 4:48 am - Reply

      Cheers Claire, I love this salsa and it really is so great with duck cooked in so many ways.

  2. Hannah Hossack-Lodge June 30, 2017 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Cherry salsa isn’t something that I’ve tried before but it sounds wonderful!

  3. Renee June 30, 2017 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Duck and cherries are amazing together, I totally forgot about that combo. I love the sound of this recipe!

    • Brian Jones July 3, 2017 at 6:02 am - Reply

      Thanks Renee, one of my favourite flavour combinations.

  4. Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry June 30, 2017 at 8:40 am - Reply

    i’ve never thought of using duck in a burger, but your shredded duck burger looks tasty and the cherry salsa amazing

  5. Kavey Favelle June 30, 2017 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh, yes please.Loving the way you’ve taken the classic duck and cherry combination and made it into a fabulous burger and salsa!

  6. Hi Brian, thank you for the mention in this recipe – super pleased that you found some inspo from my recipe!! I will definitely give this version a go, I love the combo of duck and cherry!

    • Brian Jones July 3, 2017 at 6:05 am - Reply

      You are welcome Betty, happy to share where ideas com from when I remember them, yours was very memorable πŸ˜€

  7. Lisa | Garlic & Zest June 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Duck and cherries are a classic pairing, but I’ve never seen them in this rendition before! Genius. This burger is epic. Not So jealous that you have cherry trees in your yard!

    • Brian Jones July 3, 2017 at 6:09 am - Reply

      It is a little out there, but really good for it πŸ™‚

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