Duck Tacos with Mango Salsa

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Main Ingredient: Game, Poultry
Menu Part: Entree
Cuisine Type: Mexican
Serves: 6

Explore the more bold, rich side of tacos with this sweet-spicy dish. The duck is simmered with a mix of garlic, onion, chipotle chilies, picante sauce and cumin, then paired with a light, sweet mango salsa.

Ingredients

For the tacos:
1 cup chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 1⁄2 cups slivered, cooked duck meat
1⁄2-3⁄4 cup picante sauce
2-3 chipotle chilies, chopped

For the mango salsa:

1 large mango, peeled and diced
1 red onion, diced
1⁄2 cup chopped cilantro
Fresh lime juice, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste

12 soft corn tortillas, warmed
Chopped scallions, pico de gallo, and cilantro, for garnish

Steps

1. In a skillet, sauté onion and garlic in oil for 5 min. Stir in cumin; sauté 3 min. longer.

2. Add duck, picante sauce, and chipotle chilies to skillet. Simmer mixture over low heat for 15 min. for flavors to blend.

3. Combine diced mango, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice for salsa. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4. For service, fill 2 tortillas with duck mixture and fold over to enclose. Accompany with mango salsa and top with scallions, pico de gallo, and cilantro.