Mushroom and Duck Confit Salad

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By James Peterson

Published 2007

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This is the kind of ultimate wilted salad that you can make luxurious by using wild mushrooms. I recommend assembling your own greens, instead of relying on the now-ubiquitous mesclun mixes that often taste like a collection of weeds. I have suggested some greens here, but use whatever looks good.


  • 1 bunch arugula, large stems removed
  • 1 small head radicchio, leaves pulled apart and large leaves torn in half


Wash and dry the salad greens and put them in a salad bowl large enough to leave plenty of room for tossing. Wash and dry the mushrooms. Cut the end off the bottom of each mushroom stem if dried out or dirty. If the mushrooms are large, cut them into smaller pieces. Set aside.

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