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duckling a la orange

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

Here's another James Beard classic. We used to make this for our anniversary every year. The orange sauce is awesome! The Grand Marnier and the fresh orange zest really add that special touch. We usually double the sauce because we love it over rice on the side. It can also be made with roasted chicken, but duck makes it really special.

(1 rating)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For duckling a la orange

  • 1
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    canned bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1
    sprig parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 c
    concentrated orange juice, undiluted
  • 3 Tbsp
    orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    grand marnier
  • 1
    orange, optional

How To Make duckling a la orange

  • 1
    Melt butter in heavy saucepan. Add flour. Blend well over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for several minutes.
  • 2
    Heat bouillon, stir into roux, and continue stirring until sauce thickens. Add herbs, reduce heat and simmer for several minutes.
  • 3
    Combine orange juice, orange zest, and lemon juice, with brown sauce. Simmer 5 minutes and add liquor.
  • 4
    Clean duck. Heat oven to 325ºF.
  • 5
    Place breast side up in shallow roasting pan. Brush duck with 1/2 of glaze. Roast uncovered for 2 1/2 hours, pricking skin with fork and brushing with glaze occasionally.
  • 6
    Just before serving, add 1/2 cup orange sections to sauce, if desired. Heat through.

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