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Duck Bigarade

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This Duck Bigarade tastes fantastic ! Try this roasted duck sauced with creamy orange and rum gravy for your next meal ! Your suggestions for this Duck Bigarade are welcome !
  Limes 2 , halved
  Salt 1
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Cayenne pepper/Red pepper To Taste
  Firmly packed brown sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  Fresh orange peel strip 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Oranges 4 Small, halved and seeded
  Chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Amber rum 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1. Squeeze lime juice over the entire duck. Season with salt, pepper, and Cayenne. Place on a rack in a roasting pan.
2. Roast, uncovered, in a 425°F oven 25 minutes. Turn oven control to 350°F and continue to roast 30 minutes.
3. Combine brown sugar, water, and vanilla extract in a large, heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil about 6 minutes. Add orange peel and orange halves and continue boiling 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool. Set 1/4 cup syrup aside in a small saucepan.
4. Transfer duck to a warm platter. Remove fat from roasting pan. Stir in chicken broth and orange juice to deglaze. Heat the rum, ignite it, and when flames die down, pour it into the chicken broth.
5. Heat the reserved syrup until it caramelizes. Add to chicken broth mixture and blend well.
6. Mix butter and cornstarch and add to roasting pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the gravy is slightly thicker.
7. Carve the duck. Sprinkle the glazed orange peel strips over the meat. Pour a little gravy over the meat.

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