To make a complete meal, this main-dish salad only needs a loaf of crusty French bread and a glass of wine to round it out. If boneless duck breasts are unavailable (ask your butcher), substitute 1 pound of pork tenderloin for the duck.
INGREDIENTS (for 7 servings):
- cooking spray
- 4 (4 ounce) skinned, boned duck breast halves
- 3 1/2 cups cooked wild rice (about 1 cup uncooked)
- 1 cup sliced green onions
- 1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/3 cup sherry vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 7 leaves red leaf lettuce
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add duck; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Place duck in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes or until done. Let cool. Cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips.
Combine duck, rice, green onions, grape halves, and pecans in a large bowl. Toss well; set aside. Combine orange rind and next 4 ingredients (orange rind through pepper) in a small bowl; stir well. Pour over duck mixture; toss well. Serve salad on 7 lettuce-lined plates. Serve at room temperature.
Reprinted with permission of Cooking Light® magazine. All rights reserved.CALORIES 248 (30% from fat); FAT 8.3g (sat 2.1g, mono 3.4g, poly 1.5g); PROTEIN 14.5g; CARB 27.7g; FIBER 2.4g; CHOL 38mg; IRON 2.1mg; SODIUM 184mg; CALC 32