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Roast Duck with Orange Sauce

Preparation time 20 minutes,
Cooking time 2 - 2 1/2 hours,
Oven temperature 190°C, 375°F, gas 5,
Calories 200 per portion

ingredients

serves 6
1.75 - 2.25 kg (4 - 5 lb) duck
salt
300 ml (1/2 pint) chicken stock

for the sauce

1 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon oil
25 g (1 oz) plain flour
150 ml (1/4 pint) orange juice
2 tablespoons brandy (optional)
salt and pepper

Garnish
orange slices
watercress sprigs

method

1. Weigh the duck and calculate the cooking time. Allow 30 minutes per 450 g (1 lb). Rub the salt over the duck.

2. Place the duck on a wire rack in a roasting tin and roast in a moderately hot oven for the calculated time.

3. Remove the duck from the oven and place on a hot serving dish to keep warm. Pour off the fat and reserve any juices from the tin.

4. To make the sauce: fry the onion in the oil until soft, add the flour and gradually blend in the orange juice, stock and reserved juices.

5. Bring the sauce to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 2 minutes, then add the brandy, if using, and seasoning.

6. Serve the duck garnished with orange slices and watercress sprigs and serve the sauce separately.

Microwave Tip
For a really crisp skin and moist, tender flesh, cook duck in microwave oven for 25 minutes, turning dish once. Remove from dish and cook on rack in roasting tin in a very hot oven for a further 25 minutes.

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Duck n orange sauce
posted by jacqui @ 11:48AM, 2/03/11
Well i would say that was a very good recipe ...... 4 for me
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