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Adam Byatt's duck leg salad recipe is similar to a salad Nicoise, with duck legs and sausages replacing tuna. Lyonnaise sausages traditionally contain pistachios - if you can't hold of them substitute with Toulouse

Method
1.
First make the dressing. Place all of the ingredients into a bowl, cover and leave in the fridge overnight
2.
Remove from the fridge and blitz the ingredients in a blender. Pass through a fine sieve, store in an airtight container and refrigerate
3.
For the tapenade, combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blitz until it reaches your desired smoothness. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate - the tapenade will keep for up to 3 months
4.
Now prepare the duck legs. Place the legs in a shallow pan and cover with the fat. Gently simmer in an uncovered pan for 2 hours, or until the meat is tender and coming away from the bone
5.
Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add the beans and cook for 3 minutes. Remove the beans from the pan, refresh under cold running water and set aside
6.
Score a cross into the bottom of the tomatoes, then drop into the boiling water (you can use the water that the beans were cooked in). Blanch for 12 seconds so that the skins start to come away from the flesh. Remove from the pan and refresh under cold running water to stop them cooking. Peel the skins away and discard
7.
Heat a pan of salted water until simmering. Add the sausages and poach for 5 minutes, leave them to cool in the water. Remove from the pan and cut each sausage into 4 equal pieces
8.
Remove and discard the tough outer green leaves and keep the yellow hearts from the frisée. Seperate from the stem, wash throguhly and palce into a bowl. Peel the onions and slice into fine rings. Set aside until required
9.
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
10.
Scatter some sea salt onto a baking tray and arrange the potatoes on top. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, until tender
11.
Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil and lower in the eggs. Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove and refresh under cold running water. Once cool enough to handle, peel the eggs then cut in half across the egg, taking care not to spill any yolk
12.
Pour a few spoonfuls of dressing over the frisée hearts and beans. Drain the capers and cornichines add to a bowl, along with the remaining dressing
13.
To serve, remove the potatoes from the oven and top and tail them. Mix and season the frisée salad to taste with the dressing and place into the centre of the plate
14.
Scatter the eggs, sausage, anchovies and tomatoes around the plate and place the duck into the centre. Finish with a few dollops of the olive tapenade around the salad before serving
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Ingredients

Duck leg salad

Dressing

Black olive tapenade

  • 200g of black Kalamata olive, pitted
  • 50ml of olive oil
  • 1/2 unwaxed lemon, zest and juice

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