Sweet chilli glazed duck carpaccio with mango salsa

Sweet chilli glazed duck carpaccio with mango salsa

An elegant starter perfect with wild duck
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Duck
Servings 6


  • 2 large red chillies for the sweet chilli sauce
  • 500 ml white wine vinegar for the sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey for the sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 balls glace stem ginger for the sweet chilli sauce
  • 3 mallard breasts
  • 1 mango finely diced
  • juice of two limes and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp finely chopped red chilli
  • 0.5 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh coriander
  • olive oil
  • vegetable oil


Sweet chilli sauce

  • Cut the chillies in half and remove the seeds. Slice the chillies into very tin strips and then chop finely. Add some vegetable oil to a pan when the oil is hot quickly stir fry the chilli until you can see the oil going a reddish colour.
  • Add white wine vinegar and bring to boil. Add the honey.Cut the stem ginger into slices and then strips then add this to vinegar and honey mix.
  • Allow to reduce by half. The dressing should have thickened slightly so that it just coats the back of a spoon when it goes cold it will become a lot thicker so do not reduce too much.
  • Taste and if too sharp add a little more honey before chilling down.

For the carpaccio

  • Remove the duck skin from the breasts and any sinew.Season and pan fry the duck breasts in very hot smoking vegetable oil just to seal but not cook then allow to cool.Once duck breasts are cold generously cover with sweet chilli sauce and leave for a couple of hours turning every now and then.
  • Remove the duck from the sauce and place onto a large piece of cling film brush over with some of the sauce then wrap up in cling film and place in freezer to firm up so that it will be easier to cut.
  • When the duck is firm but not frozen take out of freezer. Remove cling film and slice with a sharp knife into slices about 3 mm thick lay these out on plate and sprinkle with the mango.
  • Place into bowl lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, chilli, sugar and chopped coriander mix well and season to taste spoon dressing over the duck and serve.


Tanners Wine

Wine pairing

Tanners Chilean Chardonnay, Colchagua Valley 2021 – £10.50
Mango duck needs a white with lush, tropical flavours, so this ripe Chilean Chardonnay works well.
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Keyword Duck, Starter