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Braised Duckling With Red Cabbage And Apples

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Ingredients
  Duckling 5 Pound, cut into 8 serving pieces
  Onion 1 Large, diced
  Cooking apples 1 Pound, peeled and diced
  Unsweetened apple juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Balsamic vinegar/Red wine vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Red cabbage 2 Pound, cored and coarsely shredded
  Raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Skin the duckling pieces using a sharp tipped knife to loosen the skin and pull it off with your fingers.
2. Trim off the excess fat and discard.

MAKING
3. Heat a flameproof casserole over moderate heat.
4. Working in batches, sear the duckling pieces for about 5 minutes each side until evenly browned. Remove the pieces on to a plate and keep aside.
5. Drain off excess fat from the casserole.
6. Add the onion and apples to the casserole and sauté for about 10 minutes, until golden brown.
7. To the onion-apple mixture, add the apple juice, vinegar and sugar in the casserole.
8. Stir in the cabbage.
9. Bring mixture to a boil over moderate heat.
10. Return the duckling pieces placing them on top of the cabbage-apple mixture.
11. Cover the casserole with a tight fitting lid and simmer for about 1 hour, until the duckling is and cabbage is tender.
12. Finally stir in the raisins and add seasonings according to taste.
13. Cover, and cook another 5 minutes.

SERVING
14. Serve the duckling with enough apple-cabbage mixture spooned on top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Braising
Ingredient: 
Duckling
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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