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Roast Wild Duck With Baked Oranges

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Ingredients
  Wild ducks 3 Pound (2 whole, 1 1/2 pound each)
  Onions 2
  Celery stalks 4
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Butter 3 Ounce
  Oil 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Oranges/Mandarins 4 Small
  Sugar 3 Teaspoon
  Clear stock 1⁄4 Pint
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut onions into quarters and keep aside.

MAKING
2. Into each duck put an onion quarter and some celery with a little lemon juice and seasoning.
3. Rub breasts over with 1 oz butter and sprinkle with salt.
4. In roasting pan heat oil and 1 oz butter and put in birds, basting well.
5. Roast in oven for 25-30 minutes, depending on size of birds, basting every 15 minutes.
6. Wipe small oranges or mandarins, rub skins with butter and put them around ducks for the last 15 minutes of cooking time such that oranges swell and burst.
7. Remove ducks, put on serving dish and keep warm.
8. In each orange, make a hole fill with a little sugar and arrange around the ducks.
9. Skim fat from pan drippings, add stock and boil for several minutes to reduce quantity and season to taste.

SERVING
10. Serve with a salad and crisp potatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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