Pulled Duck Ciabatta Sandwiches

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Main Ingredient: Game
Menu Part: Sandwich/Wrap
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 1 serving

Pulled pork sandwiches are all the rage at BBQ joints and food trucks, but duck makes a tasty alternative. Chef Jayson starts with a fully-cooked duck confit product, then layers on a variety of flavorful ingredients for signature touches.


½ oz. olive oil
¼ tsp. minced garlic
2 oz. Marsala wine
4 oz. prepared duck confit, warmed, deboned and pulled
½ oz. fresh arugula, cleaned
2 tsp. minced kosher pickles
1 tsp. mustard vinaigrette dressing
1 ciabatta roll (6-in. size)
1 tsp. garlic butter
2 thin slices smoked gouda cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
Crispy apple chips, optional


1. Heat olive oil in sauté pan. Add garlic and cook until light golden. Add Marsala; cook until reduced by half. Add warm pulled duck; stir until well coated with mixture.

2. In mixing bowl, combine arugula, pickles and vinaigrette; mix well and set aside.

3. Cut ciabatta in half. Spread garlic butter on both halves. Toast roll lightly.

4. Layer gouda cheese slices on bottom half of roll; spoon warm duck confit mixture over cheese. Layer apple chips and arugula mixture on top of duck. Close sandwich with top of ciabatta. Press in panini press for 2 to 4 min., if desired.

Recipe by Chef Steven Jayson, Universal Studios, Orlando, Fla.

Recipe courtesy of Maple Leaf Farms