It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami
2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our
favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own,
please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
59. Poached Duck Breast at Rusty Pelican
It hardly looks like a duck. Looks more like sushi, to tell you the truth. But wrapped within those nori-looing leaves are pieces of tender, juicy Long Island duck breast slow-cooked to an intensely delicious flavor. The "nori" is actually Swiss chard, and each roll of duck rests upon a puff of parsnip puree pooled by a glossy sauce accented with Grand Marnier.
Chanterelle mushrooms and duck skin cracklings, and spears of fried parsnip add textural contrast. The dish goes for $28, and it is clearly the most distinctive presentation of duck in town. The dazzling waterfront view from every seat in Rusty Pelican ;comes at no extra charge.
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