Fragrant Citrus Duck Tagine paleo recipe Moriccan Eastern European-min

Recipe: Fragrant Citrus Duck Tagine

This recipe is deliciously fruity and fragrant, capturing a blend of Eastern European and Moroccan flavours. It's brilliantly Paleo as well, as all the cooking is done in the fat that is released naturally from the duck legs!

Fragrant Citrus Duck Tagine Ingredients:

  • 4 free range duck legs
  • 3 – 4 medium shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • Juice and zest 1 lemon
  • Juice and zest 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • Fresh chopped coriander, to serve

Fragrant Citrus Duck Tagine How To:

1) Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4

2) Heat a large heavy based frying pan to a high heat. You won’t need any oil here, as the duck legs will release their natural fat. Pan fry the first two duck legs for 2 – 3 minutes each side, until browned. Reserve the fat, then repeat with the other two – but keeping the duck fat in the pan this time when finished. Arrange side by side in a large tagine.

3) Lower the heat on the frying pan. Add the shallots, and fry gently in the duck fat for 5 minutes. Add the reserved duck fat back to the pan, along with the spices. Cook for a further 2 minutes until really fragrant, then pour in the stock, lemon and orange (juice and zest). Stir in the honey, then pour all of the liquid over the duck legs to fill the tagine.

4) Cover the tagine with the lid, and place in the oven for an hour and 15 minutes. Remove, and serve immediately.

Fragrant Citrus Duck Tagine paleo recipe Moriccan Eastern European-min

Paleo Diet Recipe Primal Middle Eastern Duck Salad-min

Recipe: Middle Eastern Duck Salad

Hot, shredded duck and a vibrant salad, tossed in a delicately spiced dressing. This duck salad is seduction in a bowl, if I do say so myself.

Duck Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 roasted duck legs (if buying fresh duck, follow the roasting guidelines below)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra
  • 1 tbsp ras el hanout spice blend
  • Juice ½ clementine
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 large handful watercress
  • 1 large handful pea shoots
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • Small handful fresh mint leaves
  • 100g pomegranate seeds

Duck Salad How To:

To roast the duck

Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6

Heat a griddle to a high heat. Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil, then sear the duck legs for a couple of minutes each side until golden in colour.

Drizzle the duck with a little more olive oil, season with salt and pepper, then leave to roast in the oven for 2 hours. Leave to stand before 10 minutes before shredding.

For the salad

Combine the olive oil and the ras-el-hanout in a small saucepan. Heat gently until aromatic, then transfer to a measuring jug. Whisk in the Clementine juice, honey, and a little salt and pepper.

In a large serving bowl, toss together the watercress, pea shoots, carrot and mint leaves.

Shred the duck with a fork, and add to the salad. Toss in the spiced dressing, then scatter over the pomegranate seeds to serve.

Paleo Diet Recipe Primal Middle Eastern Duck Salad-min