Food & Wine Pairing

Mini Duck Burgers

Mini Duck Burgers

Serves: 6-8 (makes 16)

Ingredients

Burgers:
  • 1 lb ground duck
  • 1 scallion, white and a bit of the tender green, minced
  • 1 tsp peeled grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsps minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Mongolian Marinade
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Additional Mongolian Marinade, for basting
  • 16 small sesame brioche buns, split
  • 1 to 2 Tbsps butter
  • Shiitake Mushroom Ketchup
  • 2 cups arugula
  • Chinese-Style Mustard Sauce
Mongolian Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsps sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsps tamari
  • 2 1/4 tsps sherry vinegar
  • 2 1/4 tsps rice vinegar
  • 1 to 2 scallions, white and light green parts only, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Tobasco sauce
  • 3/4 tsp black bean chili sauce or hot garlic sauce
  • 2 1/4 tsps minced garlic
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 Tbsps minced cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • 1 1/2 tsps sesame oil
Shiitake Mushroom Ketchup:
  • 2 to 3 Tbsps olive oil
  • 1 lb shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and quartered
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsps minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsps molasses
  • 1/4 bunch basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Mongolian Marinade
Chinese-Style Mustard Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsps Colman's mustard powder
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 6 Tbsps crème fraîche or sour cream

Preparation

Combine all the duck burger ingredients and mix well. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour and up to overnight. Portion the chilled duck mixture out into 2-ounce (1/4 cup) mini patties. Grill or griddle the patties to order over medium-high heat 2-3 minutes per side, basting with the Mongolian marinade. Lightly butter and toast the buns. Place the burgers on the bun bottoms, and top each with some shiitake mushroom ketchup, arugula, and a drizzle of chinese-style mustard sauce.

To Serve

Close off the sandwiches and serve with extra mustard and ketchup on the side.


Pairing Recommendations - Red Blend

Pairing Recommendation

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