Duck Tikka with Flatbreads
This tasty recipe is perfect for a snack or lunch on the go. There are a fair few spices that go into this but what comes out is so bold and bright and the flavours that come from the spices work perfectly with the the duck and using flat breads is a nice carb alternative, although feel freeness to use a bit of rice if you prefer. I tend to cook my duck medium to ensure they stay tender but feel free to cook these to your own taste.
2 duck breasts, skin and any fat removed
100ml fat free natural yogurt
1 Garlic clove, crushed
Thumb size piece of ginger, finely grated
1 clove, crushed
1/2tsp black pepper
Good punch of salt
Red onion and lettuce to serve
1 Red chilli (optional)
First, tip all of your spices into a bowl and mix them all together. This will prevent the spices clumping together in the yogurt . Next, place your natural yogurt into a medium sized bowl (big enough to stir the duck breasts in) and mix in your garlic and ginger. Now tip in your spices and give them a good stir until all ingredients are blended.
Once mixed, your yogurt should be glowing orange. Now add in your diced duck and mix again, ensuring all pieces are covered well. Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge. It is best to let marinate for 24 hours, but if not then 2-3 hours should be fine (you can cook it straight away, but the flavour won’t be as good).
When you’re ready to cook, place some wooden skewers into some water for approx 20 minutes, this will prevent them burning (or just get metal ones, less of a fire hazard..). Now skewer your marinated pieces, leaving a tiny gap between each piece to ensure they cook properly. Be warned, this may stain your fingers a little bit!
When your skewers are ready, turn your grill up to maximum, and place the skewers directly underneath. Keep your eye out as these will seem to cook all at once, and while a little charring is tasty, we don’t want them burnt. Keep turning until you’re happy the skewers are cooked to your satisfaction. Cut open the biggest piece to see.
Now pop your flatbreads in a warm oven for a few minutes, to toaster for 3 seconds and they’ll go slightly crisp. Now it’s time to eat them!
Open out your flat bread and place your lettuce and red onion. Now add the meat, sprinkle the diced chilli and drizzle with the raita, then fold the flatbread over. Repeat this until you have used up all of the duck. Enjoy on its own or with a big healthy salad.