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Roast Duck With Orange Sauce

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To dress ducks with orange is an orange flavored duck recipe. Oven roasted and served with an orange sauce prepared with orange peels and rind, the ducks with orange is flavorful and sharp tasting with the tang of orange. Served with orange slices as garnish, it is great for parties and ocassions.
  Duck 1 Large
  Orange liqueur 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Grated orange rind 2 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1
  Orange peel 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), cut into thin strips
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Rub cavity of cleaned duck with salt and pepper, then truss securely.
Prick the skin around the thighs, back, and lower breast to allow fat to escape.
Place in a 350° oven and roast for 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Do not baste.
When the leg moves easily or the flesh of the leg feels soft when pressed, the duck is done.
While the duck roasts, remove excess fat with a baster.
When duck is properly roasted, remove trussing strings, place duck on a hot platter, and keep it warm.
Sprinkle lightly with salt.
Skim off excess fat from roasting pan.
Cook sugar and vinegar in a heavy pan over a moderately high heat until mixture has caramelized.
Remove from heat, add orange juice, orange liqueur, and the grated orange rind.
Put back on the stove and simmer, stirring constantly, until caramel has dissolved completely.
Add this to juices left in roasting pan, bring to a boil, and cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly, scraping down the sides of the pan to incorporate all the rich brown particles.
Next add the orange peel, then taste.
If the sauce seems to lack sharpness, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Pour sauce over duck, arrange orange sections along the backbone down the full length of the duck, and tuck a bouquet of parsley into the tail.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4800 Calories from Fat 2640

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 293 g450.2%

Saturated Fat 96.9 g484.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1535.9 mg512%

Sodium 1525.1 mg63.5%

Total Carbohydrates 163 g54.3%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.2%

Sugars 144.8 g

Protein 337 g673.8%

Vitamin A 68.7% Vitamin C 432.4%

Calcium 22.3% Iron 453.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Roast Duck With Orange Sauce Recipe