The contrast of sweet citrus, spicy chilli, earthy grains, tangy basil and tender duck is marvellous. This may seem like an ambitious, unusual dish but, if you buy the ingredients in advance, it comes together quickly. It's worth the effort!
Instead of burghul, use quinoa, a nutty little grain that comes from Peru. Rinse⅓ cup (65g) quinoa well (it is coated with a sticky substance), then place in a saucepan and add½ cup (125ml) boiling water. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the grains are just tender and have absorbed the liquid. Fluff up with a fork, then dress as for the burghul. * If you can't find cumquats, omit them – the salad will still be delicious.
Oranges and cumquats are both excellent sources of vitamin C. They also contain compounds called coumarins, which are believed to help thin the blood, thus helping to prevent stroke and heart attacks.