Keep these ingredients in your pantry and you’ll be ready to whip up a quick hors d’oeuvre or light meal in no time.
What to buy: Look for smoked duck breast in gourmet grocery stores, at your butcher, or online at D’Artagnan. If you have a hard time finding smoked duck, you can substitute cooked bacon, prosciutto, speck, or even smoked salmon.
Beverage pairing: Adelsheim Pinot Gris, Oregon. Smoked duck and hoisin might typically have paired with a round, perhaps slightly woody Pinot Noir, but the addition of cilantro pushes the pairing to a white wine with some green, herbal flavors. Pinot Gris fits the bill, and in Oregon they make a delicious, sometimes lush style that can often drink a bit like a red wine, making it a nice choice for this rich, brightly flavored dish.
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