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Braised Duckling With Oranges

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Ingredients
  Duckling 5 Pound, cut into 8 serving pieces (1 Piece)
  Oranges 3
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Cider vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh rosemary leaves/1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Onions 2 Large, diced
  Chicken stock 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. With the tip of a sharp meat knife or kitchen scissors, loosen the skin and pull if off the meat.
2. Cut off all the fat from the meat.
3. Use a fine grater to grate the zest of 2 oranges into a bowl.
4. Cut and squeeze the juice into the bowl, being careful to remove and discard the pips.
5. Add honey, vinegar, mustard, and rosemary to the juice and stir until well blended. Keep aside
6. Peel, pith and segment the remaining orange. Keep aside.

MAKING
7. Heat a Dutch over or a casserole over moderate heat.
8. Arrange half the duckling pieces and sear well for 5 minutes each side.
9. Remove the well browned pieces to a plate and brown the remaining pieces.
10. Spoon out most of the drippings leave about a little to sauté the onions.
11. Add the onions and brown them lightly for 5 minutes.
12. Return the duckling to the casserole along with the stock and prepared orange sauce.
13. Cover the casserole and cook the duckling for about 2 hours, stirring and basting the pieces occasionally, until they are fork tender.
14. Add the orange segments and simmer for another 5 minutes.

SERVING
15. Serve the glazed duckling pieces with spooning some of the sauce and orange segments over them.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Braising
Ingredient: 
Duckling
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
135 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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