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 many favourite “food couples”.
Shredded Duck Burger with Cherry Salsa.
This duck burger with cherry salsa is a strange follow on from my pea and ham pasta recipe last month. Me and my friends this month are all working on cherry recipes and I could not resist pairing duck with cherry.
There are some food “couples” or pairings if you like, that go together so well and for me duck and cherries are one of those. A cherry sauce for duck really is one of those classic recipes.
In fact, duck is a wonderful meat to pair with a whole host of fruits. Duck A L’Orange is a classic, my take on a Thai red curry with duck and pineapple is a bit special too! 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 this wonderful cherry salsa.
I also make a cherry wine, hic. It is a mighty good slurp. Although I doubt the ‘mumble’ kilos of cherries required to make it disqualify it as 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. Slow the Cook Down, did a fantastic shredded duck burger. Whilst my flavours and approach to the burger are a little different. This idea is all thanks to Betty.
Whilst we are talking about my approach to this burger recipe I want this burger to hold together on the outside. Whilst at the same time remaining wonderfully loose on the inside. In order to achieve this be careful not to compress the burger too much.
Obviously, the slow roasted duck legs also help this process! If slow roasted duck legs are your thing then you should definitely try this Duck Donburi recipe!
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 most importantly don’t start pushing, it will take a little time, but it will come together.
A Duck Burger Among Friends!
As is the new way at the end of every month, here are the recipes from the other wonderful cooks taking part this month.
As is typically the case we have all sorts on offer featuring the magical cherry.
You can rock yourself a drink, breakfast, appetiser and of course a couple of desserts. Of course with my duck burger for a main, we have you sorted for cherry recipes!
Stroll on over say hi and tell em Brian sent you!