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Mallard With Cranberries

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  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Red wine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Bay leaves 2
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mallards 4 Pound (2 Birds 2 Lb Each)
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Cranberry relish 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon stick 1
  Cranberry juice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Or Additional Water, If Needed)
  Dried cranberries 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)

1. Take a bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients, transfer equal halves into 2 self-sealing large plastic bags. Add mallards, after removing visible fat, one each in each of the bag and secure the tops. Allow to marinate for 2 hours, keeping on tray at room temperature. Turn bag twice for even marinating.
2. Take out after 2 hours, drain excessive marinade and quarter the ducks. Dust with flour and keep aside.

3. Add butter to a heavy skillet and melt on medium to high heat. Add marinated ducks and sauté for 4 minutes, turning halfway through for even browning.
4. Take a bowl, add water, cloves, cinnamon sticks and cranberry relish and stir together. Transfer to pan, lower the heat to medium to low and simmer, covering partially, for half an hour for ducks to turn tender. Add water or cranberry juice if mixture turns dry.
5. Transfer to a warm serving dish, top with dried cranberries and allow drippings to drizzle on the mallards.

6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6562 Calories from Fat 3775

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 422 g648.8%

Saturated Fat 129.8 g648.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1548.2 mg516.1%

Sodium 1210.2 mg50.4%

Total Carbohydrates 335 g111.6%

Dietary Fiber 5.8 g23.3%

Sugars 76.8 g

Protein 322 g643.7%

Vitamin A 67.8% Vitamin C 418.3%

Calcium 36.4% Iron 459.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Mallard With Cranberries Recipe