Duck Breast Taco
Flour Tortilla, Heated over an Open Flame
Napa Cabbage, Scallions, Cilantro, Serrano Chiles
Drizzled with Crema Mexicana and Hoisin Sauce
It arrived in two days! I ordered the Lincoln Presidential China dinner plate on Inauguration Day from the Reagan Library Museum Store and received it on Thursday afternoon. It is beautiful, substantial, completely functional, and far exceeded my expectations. The border is a fabulous shade of purple. It comes in a gorgeous box with a Certificate of Authenticity and a recipe for a dish President Lincoln enjoyed, Chicken Fricasse, which I plan to make soon.
Along with the recipe came this bit of history: Mary Todd Lincoln was a dignified and charming hostess who enjoyed social affairs. She introduced the practice of ornamenting the Presidential tables with fragrant natural flowers where previously artificial flowers had served as decorations. The Lincolns extended a cordial welcome at their receptions to all classes of people not just the social elite. President Lincoln was probably the smallest eater of all the presidents, often making a meal out of an apple and a piece of cheese. He did, however, enjoy a meal featuring chicken. Chicken Fricasse was one of his favorites.
Since the dinner plate arrived within 48 hours of Our Inaugural Meal, I just happened to have a cooked leftover duck breast on hand. I warmed up the sliced duck breast, heated a flour tortilla on the grill, added shredded napa cabbage, thinly sliced serrano chiles, cilantro, and sliced scallions, drizzled on crema Mexicana and Hoisin sauce then served it on my new dinner plate. As tasty as this was, I hope I’m not breaking protocol by serving leftovers on Presidential China!
WHITE HOUSE COLLECTION
This dinner plate has been authentically re-created
from the White House china pattern
used during the Administration of
Sixteenth President of the United States of America
1861 – 1865
New Castle, Pa.
24 thoughts on “Duck Taco and Presidential China”
I sure no President would turn up his nose to these kinds of leftovers! That looks delicious and the china is fantastic!
Chicken fricassé is a favorite of mine too. I’ll look forward to your posting the Lincolns’ version. P.S. I love those duck tacos you made.
Leftovers maybe, delicious definitely 🙂
I didn’t realise one could order Presidential China. I love anything with a history! And you’ll never want for dinner conversation.
Very nice plate, LoriLynn 🙂
An apple and a piece of cheese: how interesting!
this is a really well balanced meal-and the china, is it a collector’s item?
Oh wow what a nice thing to have.
Duck is one of my favorite foods – duck tacos are an excellent way to use it!
That is a great take on the duck that the inaugural luncheon was serving. I just love a good taco. And I love that you got the plate. Awesome.
Now that is awesome!
I love your china… even for chicken fricassee.
There it is! Now I know what to do with all of the duck breast in my freezer. I’m hadn’t even thought about tacos. We’ve just been eating it plain like this:
I’m definitely going to try the tacos.
Beautiful plates, LoriLynn!
I would love to eat off Presidential plates…I wonder if the French have the same tradition?
I wonder if the President (USA) ever has to eat leftovers?
It seems rather sad if he doesn’t get to…Hmmmm
Love the plates but the duck tacos are still the “IT” thing here.
Creative use of leftovers! I like the idea of duck taco.
I’m sure honest Abe would have loved your duck tacos. I loved how you mixed Asian and Latin flavors in this dish.
I’m so glad you are using it and not just looking at it!
The China looks gorgeous, prestige indeed!
Although I must admit I’m with Peter on the duck tacos 😉
I can see a cookbook in your future, tentatively titled “Presidential Leftovers” (I am sure you’ll find a more enticing title! *smile*).
Wishing you a wonderful sunny day,
and thanking you for bringing a bit of sunshine here, even though its raining, snowing, raining today!
With a title like that, how could I not run right over and check it out? The duck tacos look divine. I’ll be right over.
“I can see a cookbook in your future, tentatively titled “Presidential Leftovers” (I am sure you’ll find a more enticing title! *smile*). “
hahahaha! Surely it’s a funny name!
Interesting story of Lincoln, and nice china.
Oh but it looks so tasty, is multicultural and made with love and passion. What more could Lincoln ask for?
I just may like this more than Peking Duck.
I love fish tacos!
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My experience in Mexico is that some of the best places to eat are those that are off the beaten path that the locals frequent.
I’ve been looking for good places to eat in Guadalajara and Taco Fish La Paz in Guadalajara sounds like just the place.
Fortunately, I live in Ajijic, Jalisco so the trip is a short one.
My mouth is watering,
Casa Preciosa Ajijic, Mexico