January 18, 2009

3 Part Birthday Feast - Part 2

For the entree I decided to make miniature duck spring rolls. For two reasons; 1. I had some duck in my fridge and 2. I cannot resist when things are in the miniature form, they're just so cute and easy to eat!

Miniature Duck Spring Rolls

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I used the recipe from the slow cooked duck from a previous post to prepare the duck meat, although I only did one leg. I know that sounds excessive for just 1 duck maryland, but the results are worth it.

Makes about 20 miniature spring rolls

RECIPE

Duck confit, meat shredded
1 carrot, julienne
4 spring onions, julienne
1 garlic clove, diced finely
1 tbsp flour
20 small spring roll wrappers
1 egg
3/4 cup peanut oil

METHOD

1. In a little olive oil, saute carrot, spring onion and garlic until soft.

2. Add duck meat and then 1 tbsp of flour. Continue to cook until flour thickens the mixture (2-3 minutes) Season with salt and pepper. Let mixture come to room temperature.

3. Using about 1 tablespoon of mixture per wrapper, roll the spring rolls up. Making sure to secure all the edges closed with a little egg wash.

4. Heat peanut oil to 180C and fry spring rolls, about 4-5 at a time, until golden brown.

5. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. I made a dipping sauce by combining a little sugar, fish sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil, fresh ginger, garlic and chilli flakes. But plain old sweet chilli sauce would taste great too.

Duck Spring Rolls all wrapped up ready to go

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The entree's went down well. They were eaten quickly and then it was time for the mains. This time we did something a little different. Daz and I rarely cook together. It is usually one or the other, with very little help from the person sitting out. This time we worked as a Duo. We had bought some aged 2 inch Poterhouse steak's from the market, mainly because Daz was hipnotized by the thickness of them. So he cooked up the steak's while I prepared the sides. I made Potato and Cabbage Gratin and some garlic green beans. The steak's turned out quite well, but the thickness proved to much. Many of us left some steak on our plate, to the delight of our little kitty Romeo.

One Last look

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With entree's and main's over, that only left dessert to come.

4 comments:

Arwen from Hoglet K said...

Wow, your cat was very lucky to get a steak dinner!

Agnes said...

I love miniature food too! Your spring rolls look both cute and tasty. :)

bunchesmcginty said...

Wow, that is the ultimate decadent sin. Confit and a deep fry job!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Ooh I love miniature food too! And I can't believe one duck leg gives enough meat to do 20 spring rolls! Fantastic :)