Smoked breast of duck with nectarine carpaccio

Smoked breast of duck with nectarine carpaccio

Every month a small farmers market comes to town. I love to walk around the stalls and have a look at what’s on offer. A lot of the stalls are run by small producers with a lot of passion for their produce.

There is a guy who sells smoked produce, the whole brie is lovely and this week he had duck breasts. I already had some scallops as a starter so I decided to make two small starters for dinner. You can find the  scallop with mango, chilli and coriander salsa here.


Duck is great with fruit and I got some slightly unripe nectarines. They are not as sweet and are a great balance to the rich duck.

I sliced the duck thinly.


sliced smoked duck breast


I sliced the nectarines the thinnest I could on the mandolin.


I cut the remaining nectarine in to small cubes and made a nectarine dressing


Nectarine dressing 

preparation time 5 minutes 

cooking time 0 minutes 

serves 6


  • 1 whole nectarine, cut in to small cubes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 mint leaves, shredded fine
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • shredded red onion for garnish

Place the sliced nectarine, the duck and drizzle over the dressing and finally garnish with red onion and a fresh mint leaf before serving.


Smoked breast of duck with nectarine carpaccio


It is a perfect starter, I pre plated everything and made the dressing before the guests arrived and just pulled everything together in a couple of minutes, leaving plenty of time to have a drink and a chat before dinner started.






6 Responses to “Smoked breast of duck with nectarine carpaccio”
  1. The duck looks so well cooked 🙂

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