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Duck Salad with Wild Rice, Pecans, Grapes, and Orange Dressing

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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Original recipe yields 7 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. 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


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I didn't actually eat any of this because I don't like duck, but my husband raved! I used less green onion than called for, about 1/4 cup. It's a great easy way to use up all of those ducks he...

First time I had ever prepared duck. Roasted a whole duck because individual pieces were not available at my grocery store. Was delicious