Duck Pastrami; Medjool Date and Blood Orange Salad

Duck Pastrami

Score the duck skin, remove the sliver skin, set aside.

Use a pestle and mortar to crush the rest of the ingredients into a paste. Rub it into the duck meat; massage it into the fat side. Vacuum pack the duck breast tightly and leave to marinade overnight.

Remove the duck from the vacuum pouch, wash and dry the duck.

Lightly smoke the breast, fat side down. Cool.

Blood Orange and Balsamic Jelly

Bring the blood orange juice and vinegar to the boil, reduce to 250ml. Stir in the agar powder, mix well, bring the fluid back to the simmer for 2 minutes. Pour the liquid into a small tray and leave to set completely at room temperature.

Medjool Date Puree

Blend all the ingredients to a paste, taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Keep refrigerated until needed.

Jerusalem Artichoke Puree

Peel and finely slice the artichokes, place it in a vacuum bag, add the butter and seasoning. Seal on hard vacuum.

Bring the water to boil in a large saucepan and place the vacuum bag in the water, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and leave to simmer for 40 minutes.

Puree the Jerusalem artichokes in a blender until very smooth, add the cream, and if it’s still too thick then add more cream. Taste and adjust the seasoning if need.

To Serve

Finely slice the duck. Cut the jelly into serving size pieces.

Spread the date puree on the plate, place small drops of Jerusalem artichoke puree on the plate, and arrange the duck slices with chicory pieces, fresh blood orange segments and coriander cress.

Serves 6