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Yakitori Duck Salad With Rocket And Figs

This delicious and impressive salad showcases perfectly cooked duck breast brushed with a sweet-savory yakitori tari glaze. All sitting on a bed of rocket and spinach with violette de Bordeaux figs and toasted walnuts.
Course Salad
Cuisine California Fusion, European, Fusion
Keyword Duck Salad, Violette de Bordeaux Figs, Yakitori Duck
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 691kcal
Cost $5


  • Pan
  • Oven
  • Knife
  • Bowl


  • 125 grams Rocket or a mix of rocket and spinach
  • 1 Duck Breast skin on
  • 1 cup Walnuts toasted
  • 2 Figs I used violette de bordeaux which are my favorite. Sliced
  • 2 tbsp Black Sesame Seeds

For The Yakitori Tare

  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Mirin
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Water

Salad Dressing

  • 50 ml Olive Oil
  • 25 ml Balsamic Glassa
  • 25 ml Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper freshly cracked
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 pinch Sugar


  • Preheat your oven to 200 Celsius
  • In a cold pan place the duck skin side down. Put the flame on the lowest setting. When the fat begins to bubble around the edges turn the heat up slightly. As more fat gets released continue increasing the heat. Check the skin, when it is golden brown then flip over and cook the other side for 1 minute.
  • Flip the breast back to skin side down and place in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove and let rest on a cutting board as you do everything else.
  • In a bowl add the rocket and other greens, along with the walnuts, sliced figs, and black sesame seeds.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the sauce ingredients. Pour sauce over the salad and give everything a good toss.
  • To make the yakitori tari just add all ingredients to a saucepan and simmer for a few minutes until reduced.
  • Slice the duck breast into thin slices. Use a pastry brush to spread the tare over the sliced duck breast, then place the slices on the salad
  • Garnish with a sprinkling of black sesame seeds and enjoy!


As per the nutrition facts...the majority of calories come from the walnuts, which are a healthy fat. However if you are seriously calorie cutting, you can leave out the walnuts and each serving is about 350 calories. 


Calories: 691kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1872mg | Potassium: 964mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1614IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 9mg