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Roast Duck Bigarade

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  Duck/2 small ducks, 3 pounds each 5 Pound (1 Large Size)
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Orange 1 Large, unskinned, coarsely chopped
  Fresh orange juice 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Honey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Orange sections 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Cut wing tips off duck.
Cook wing tips, giblets, and neck in water for 30 minutes.
Strain; reserve broth.
Rub duck inside and out with salt and pepper.
Fill duck cavity with chopped orange.
Place duck on rack in baking pan.
Roast according to desired doneness.
Allow 1 1/4 hours for rare duck, 1 1/2 hours for medium-rare, and about 2 hours for very well-done duck.
Combine orange juice and honey.
Baste duck frequently with mixture during baking time.
Also prick skin during roasting to allow excess fat to escape.
Remove roasted duck to hot serving platter and keep hot.
Skim excess fat off pan juices.
Place baking pan over direct heat.
Add strained broth and cook over high heat for 5 minutes.
Add orange sections and heat through.
Pour sauce over duck or serve separately.
Makes 4 servings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
150 Minutes
Ready In: 
180 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1464 Calories from Fat 778

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 86 g132.7%

Saturated Fat 28.6 g142.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 453.6 mg151.2%

Sodium 428.7 mg17.9%

Total Carbohydrates 69 g23.2%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g6%

Sugars 59.4 g

Protein 99 g198.9%

Vitamin A 13.2% Vitamin C 113.2%

Calcium 5.4% Iron 132.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Roast Duck Bigarade Recipe