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#21 Tue 26 Feb 13 9:06pm

hippytea

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Re: Salad thoughts for a duck dinner

Don't  mind me. I am probably biased because I loathe grapefruit. Ack.

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#22 Tue 26 Feb 13 9:16pm

wine~o

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Re: Salad thoughts for a duck dinner

hippytea wrote:

Don't  mind me. I am probably biased because I loathe grapefruit. Ack.

I'm not on a diet either..... whistle

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#23 Wed 27 Feb 13 12:36am

CatyL

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Member since Mon 26 Apr 10

Re: Salad thoughts for a duck dinner

Wow, everyone!  I'm surprised at the number of responses ... thank you.   I  had to be away for a couple of days, so I'll set about the task of reading everything, now.

I've been thinking about the salad, and pretty much decided on a combination of baby spinach, a citrus and avocado slices, with a light vinaigrette.  I'll offer two "side" options  -- cheese crumbles,  and crushed walnuts.

I might very well make some changes, after I read all of the responses that you offered.

Again, thanks!

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#24 Wed 27 Feb 13 1:13pm

koukouvagia

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Re: Salad thoughts for a duck dinner

See I don't like avocado with duck.  The duck is fatty and decadent and it doesn't need the avocado.  That's why citrus works so well with duck, it cuts through the fat with a delicious zing.  I also think that baby spinach is very soft and you need a little crunch to pair with the duck.  Spinach and avocado turns to mush as soon as you put it in your mouth.

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#25 Wed 27 Feb 13 1:15pm

koukouvagia

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From New York
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Re: Salad thoughts for a duck dinner

hippytea wrote:

Don't  mind me. I am probably biased because I loathe grapefruit. Ack.

Grapefruit is just one member of the citrus family and I don't think anyone even mentioned grapefruit - personally I don't see a good pairing between grapefruit and duck.  Even lemon is a bit too acidic for it.  But Duck a l'orange is a long-held tradition because orange has the perfect amount of sweetness and acidity to pair with duck smile

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