Where to start? Super creamy cauliflower mash, buttered mushrooms with loads of parsley or very crispy skinned duck breast with a tender rare flesh??
So let’s talk about that creamy dreamy mash : cauliflower. Steamed, a little sour cream, a few more ingredients and you get a creamy mash that is oh so soft and spread like butter literally.
Duck breast : heaven for me! Look at that crispy caramelized skin? And juicy inside? I have no words.
And then, for a little extra something : buttered pan fried mushrooms! So so good, and add all the parsley because it makes it absolutely finger licking good.
It looks like a plate coming straight out of a fancy restaurant but it’s quite simple to make. Wanna impress someone? Try this one!
Crispy duck breast, cauliflower mash and buttery mushrooms (serves 2) :
For the duck breast :
- 1 duck breast
Square the fat with a knife without touching the flesh.
Take a large pan and put the duck fat side down. Turn on the stove on medium-low and baste it in its own fat as it melts in the pan.
Baste it very often for 13-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the breast.
Cover in foil and let it rest 10 minutes.
For the cauliflower mash :
- 500g cauliflower
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
- 60ml sour cream
- 1 tbsp butter
- Salt and pepper
Steam the cauliflower florets and garlic cloves for about 20 minutes or until fork tender.
Add cauliflower, sour cream, butter, parmesan, garlic and seasoning in a blender. Blend until very smooth and creamy.
Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
For the mushrooms :
- 80g button mushrooms
- 80g oyster mushrooms
- 1 garlic clove
- 30g butter
- 2 tbsp minced parsley
- Salt and pepper
Clean and slice the button mushrooms in two pieces.
Clean and slice the bigger oyster mushroom in half, keep the smaller whole.
Mince garlic finely.
In a pan, heat the butter on medium high. When it starts bubbling, add garlic and mushrooms.
Season with salt and pepper.
Let it cook a few minutes, 4 to 5 minutes maximum.
Add fresh parsley.
Ajoutez le persil frais!
On a plate, spread a generous spoonful of cauliflower mash.
Add 2 to 3 slices of duck breast and half of the mushrooms.
Repeat with the second plate and enjoy!