Prep:  30 minutes
Cook:  40 minutes
Serves:  4
Average: 4.5 (8 votes)
The combination of warm duck, honey and blue cheese makes this salad a true winner for easy entertaining.

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Warm Duck, Honeyed Pear and Blue Salad
  1. Arrange pear and onion on a baking paper lined oven tray, drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil and season to taste.
  2. Roast at 180°C for 20 minutes, drizzle with honey and roast for a further 10 minutes, until tender and glossy. Cool slightly.
  3. Season skin side of each duck breast and place skin side down into a dry frypan over medium heat. Cook for 4-5 minutes until fat has rendered and skin is golden brown, turn and brown the other side for 1 minute.
  4. Transfer to a 180°C oven for 5-7 minutes, until medium-rare. Rest for 5 minutes before slicing each breast into 4 thick slices.
  5. Arrange witlof, onion, warm pears and duck on a large serving platter. Whisk remaining oil, vinegar, mustard and extra honey together and pour over salad.
  6. Flake cheese slices over the salad and sprinkle with fresh thyme.
Tips & Hints:
  • If witlof is unavailable try using radicchio.
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