• Ingredients: 17
  • Serves: 6

Shrimp, fava bean, and asparagus salad with *available at specialty produce markets and some supermarkets.

Ingredients

For dressing

  • *available at specialty produce markets and some supermarkets

For sauce

For crispy corn biscuits:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsps. vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup cooked corn, well drained
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk

For salad greens:

To assembl

  • Special equipment: two 12-inch squares cheesecloth

To smoke duck

  • 1 tsp. Darjeeling tea leaves
  • 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped

To glaze pears

To finish sauce and duck

  • Special equipment: wok with lid, heavy-duty foil, 12-inch round wire rack, 3-quart baking dish; instant-read thermometer

Directions

Make dressing:

  1. Step 1 In a small bowl whisk together honey, mustard, lime juice, and tarragon. Add oil in a stream, whisking until emulsified, and season with salt and pepper.

    For this step you will need

  2. Step 2 Dressing may be prepared up to this point 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring dressing to room temperature before proceeding.
  3. Step 3 Have ready a large bowl of ice and cold water. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water cook favas until crisp-tender, about 2 1/2 minutes, and transfer with a slotted spoon to ice water to stop cooking.
  4. Step 4 Drain favas in a colander and gently peel away outer skins. Transfer favas to a large serving bowl.
  5. Step 5 Have ready another large bowl of ice and cold water. Return water in pan to a boil and cook asparagus until crisp-tender, about 3 1/2 minutes.
  6. Step 6 Transfer asparagus with slotted spoon to ice water to stop cooking. Drain asparagus in colander and pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Step 7 Return water in pan to a boil and cook shrimp until just cooked through, about 2 minutes. Transfer shrimp with slotted spoon to paper towels to cool.
  8. Step 8 In bowl with favas, toss together 1/3 cup dressing, asparagus, shrimp, mâche, frisée, and salt and pepper to taste.

    For this step you will need

Nutrition information

Calories 376 Carbohydrates 33 g (11%)
Fat 25 g (39%) Protein 14 g (29%)
Saturated Fat 4 g (18%) Sodium 55 mg (2%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g Fiber 2 g (10%)
Monounsaturated Fat 18 g Cholesterol 0