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Duck With Grapes

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  Ducks 12 Pound, all excess fat removed, rinsed and patted dry
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  White wine 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Seedless green grapes 1⁄2 Pound
  Brandy 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chicken stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Arrowroot 1 Tablespoon, dissolved in 1/3 cup port
  Butter 6 Tablespoon (3/4 Stick)

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Season ducks with salt and pepper.
Truss securely.
Set ducks on sides on rack in roasting pan and roast for 40 minutes.
Discard fat from pan and add 1/2 cup wine.
Turn ducks onto other side and roast for 40 minutes, basting every 10 minutes on each side.
Discard fat from pan again and add another 1/2 cup wine.
Turn ducks onto backs and continue roasting for 20 minutes, basting several times.
Meanwhile, combine grapes and brandy in small saucepan and bring to boil over medium-high heat.
Let boil until liquid is almost evaporated.
Remove saucepan from heat.
Transfer ducks to baking dish and keep warm.
Remove rack from roasting pan.
Add 1 cup wine to pan.
Set over medium-high heat and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until liquid is reduced by 1/3 Stir in stock and continue cooking until liquid is reduced by 1/3 Add arrowroot mixture and stir until thickened.
Strain into saucepan.
Taste and adjust seasoning.
Place over low heat and add butter 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring until well blended.
Add reserved grapes.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 387 Calories from Fat 240

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41%

Saturated Fat 9.5 g47.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 134.2 mg44.7%

Sodium 122.5 mg5.1%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.07 g0.29%

Sugars 1.4 g

Protein 28 g56.7%

Vitamin A 4.2% Vitamin C 15.1%

Calcium 1.1% Iron 37.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Duck With Grapes Recipe