Paperbark smoked duck with Illawarra plum sauce

Serves: 4

Difficulty: 1hat


For the dish

4×150g duck breast
1 bunch water cress
1 chopped chilli hot
4 serves shiitake mushrooms
4 serves enoki mushrooms
Paperbark Roll
1 teaspoon Alpine Pepper
30g Illawarra Plum Sauce


1. Use a cast iron or camp oven, line it with damp paperbark (Vic tells me he saves the off-cuts when thinning sheets for this) and set over a medium heat with the lid on
2. crust the duck breast with Alpine pepper
3. when the camp oven has heated enough to fill with smoke, place the duck breast inside for about 15~20 minutes or until the juices just run clear when the breast is pricked with a skewer
4. remove from the camp oven and rest in a warm place for 5 minutes this will help redistribute the juices in the meat
5. slice the duck into thin slices
6. slice shitake mushrooms and tease apart the enoki
7. wash the watercress


Place the cress in the centre of the plate and alternately, layer the mushrooms and duck. Garnish with the chilli and enoki mushrooms or some deep-fried vermicelli. Finish with the Illawarra plum sauce and serve with extra sauce to the side.

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Dining Downunder Cookbook

This Australian recipe of Paperbark smoked duck with Illawarra plum sauce is included in the Dining Downunder Cookbook which can be purchased online at the Dining Downunder Online Shop. Also available online is a wide range of native Australian herbs and spices, sauces, syrups, infused oils and bush tucker ingredients such as wattleseed and paperbark rolls.

Vic Cherikoff