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Smoked Duck and Pear Appetiser Spoons

These little bites of splendor allow the smoked duck to shine!

10 slices Ummera Smoked Silverhill Duck
1 firm, but ripe pear
2 tablespoons walnut oil
½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon four spices mix (recipe follows)
In a small bowl blend oil, vinegar, honey and spices (including salt and pepper)
Peel and slice pear
Fill appetizer spoons with a slice of pear, topped with a slice of  Ummera smoked duck and another pear slice
Add a little vinaigrette to the spoons and you are done!
Four spices mix:
2 t cinnamon
1 t ground ginger
1 t ground clove
1 t ground nutmeg
As an option, use an Endive leaf to put the pear and duck on.  It really works

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Coast to Coast USA – Smoked Duck recipes

Last week a great friend of ours, Wendy, was seeking some ideas for presenting our Smoked Duck; being an American (although living here for a number of years) she contacted Lynne Rossetto Kasper of The Splendid Table, the syndicated food radio show that is broadcast throughout the USA. And here was the result:

Smoked Duck & The Splendid Table

We will be publishing some recipes featuring our Smoked Silver Hill Duck Breasts very shortly but if you have one that you think we should try, do let us know in the “Comments” section below.

If you haven’t seen the video of Ummera victorious at the Great Taste Awards in September 2010, here it is:

Best Irish Speciality Food 2010

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Gold! Gold! Gold!

We are really thrilled to report that we have been honoured with a Gold Award in this year’s Great Taste Awards in the UK for our Ummera Smoked Silver Hill Duck Breast.

Ummera Smoked Duck
And not just a Gold Award, but a Three Star Gold Award – can’t get much better than that!

With over 6,000 entries, only 91 products were awarded a 3 Star Gold Award.

We did an initial test smoke of duck breasts from Silver Hill Ducklings in Co. Monaghan, back in July last year. In November 2009 we tasted it with many  wine lovers who attended the Cork Wine Show, and such was the reaction that we knew we had something very special. Since then we have been smoking duck in partnership with Silver Hill Foods; whenever we have tasted it in public, be it the UK at Mortimer & Bennett in Turnham Green last January, Birmingham at the FoodExpo in March, or here in Ireland at various venues, the reaction has been the same: “Where can I buy it?” or  “Who stocks it?”.

And now our Ummera Smoked Silver Hill Duck has received the highest honour by getting this three star award at the Oscars of the Food World!

Receiving this Gold Award for our Smoked Duck,  now means that every single one of our products has received an award from the Guild of Fine Food!

Of course, Ummera wouldn’t have been able to win this award without our great team here, Anat, Andrzy, Jonathan and Marcin. Thanks to you all!

A list of retail stockists can be found here: Retail Outlets

Or you can order direct from our online shop.

Great Taste Awards 2010