Sunday, 11 May 2014

The Sunday Salad.



With Lady Magnon still away for a few more days, I'm taking advantage of my solitude to indulge my liking for certain gastronomic delights; one of which is preserved Duck Gizzards. 

Take a small can of Gizzards, a couple of Richard's eggs, a few walnuts, a tomato and some salad, and you have all that's required for our local speciality of Salade au gésiers. 


People are often put-off by the word 'Gizzards', but once preserved (like any Duck confit) they are delicious.

I slice mine in two lengthwise, and fry gently until slightly browned. They make a really sumptuous salad.

Luckily there are a few left in the tin, which I shall have for my lunch today. Yum.



16 comments:

  1. Gizzard is a favourite word of mine. I have never eaten one because the gizzard gets thrown away with the rest of the innards wben I dress a bird.

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    1. These are slightly salted overnight, then very gently simmered in Duck fat before being either canned (in my case), or preserved under the fat in earthenware jars (the preferred method).

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    2. So very French to eat the gizzard.

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    3. We have a friend in the UK whose house is called 'Giblets'.

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    4. Gizzard often crops up (excuse the pun) during heated exchanges between me and P.

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    5. Gizzard Puke? (as in Kenny Everett)

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  2. I cook them up in a pressure cooker with onions, tomatoes. a local hot pepper and garlic and a bit of stock to soften them up then add peanut paste to make a rich creamy sauce and serve with rice. Very nice.

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    1. These are very tender; much more so that the Duck breast.

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  3. Sounds awful but looks great - enjoy your Sunday salad.

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  4. Mmm, salade au gesiers, my favourite. My chef is cooking me magret de canard tonight with his special port and walnut sauce - my Sunday treat!

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    1. Roast Chook for me.... Sunday regular.

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  5. I first had duck gizzard salad as a starter in a lovely little restaurant in Mont St- Michel and it was delicious….. enjoy your roast choock too Cro ! XXXX

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  6. Thank you for visiting my blog Cro. How interesting, moving to France. I think I'm a bit long in the tooth for such long distance movements but in my head I live on outskirts of a village, living a carefree life.

    I have forgotten most of my school French but do speak German but it is mighty difficult to relocate to Germany I think.

    I tried to follow this blog but was met with a page full of gobbledegook.

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    1. Hi Campfire, and welcome. I just tried clicking on 'Join this site' and it seemed OK; I wonder what's gone wrong!

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  7. I don't think I could eat anything called a gizzard...it's the word that puts me off!

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