Cold Duck Salad with Lucy’s Dressing

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By Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott

Published 2004

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This is a great way of using up leftover duck and is delicious as an appetizer or lunch dish. The dressing is named after my young friend Lucy Tibbitts who helped me invent it at one of her mother’s lunch parties. If you can’t find fava beans use peas instead.


  • 5 ounces cooked duck meat (about 1 cup)
  • 2 red peppers


Cut the duck into enticing pieces; broil your peppers, remove and discard the skins, and slice into strips.

Make a dressing by mixing the mustard, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and ginger syrup together, trickling in the olive oil to form a smooth dressing—use a lot of muscle!

Mix the pepper strips and the fava beans together and dress with two thirds of the dressing. Ar