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Duck With Vinegar Sauce

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  Ducks 5 Pound, partially thawed in refrigerator, ice crystals should remain
  Bacon slab 1⁄2 Pound, cut into pieces 1 x 1/3 inch
  Dried tarragon 2 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sherry wine vinegar/Fine wine vinegar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (Or To Taste)
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon (1/4 Stick)
  Chopped shallot 7 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Duck demi glace 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Creme fraiche 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Buttered noodles 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Disjoint ducks; prick skin well.
Saute legs in large nonstick pan, pricking skin frequently to remove as much fat as possible, until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
Turn and let cook another 5 minutes.
Remove legs.
Pour off fat.
Add breasts and cook until golden.
Add bacon pieces to pan and cook until well browned.
Remove and set aside separate from duck.
Discard fat.
Return legs to pan skin side up; top with breasts.
Sprinkle with tarragon, salt and pepper.
Add vinegar.
Cover pan with foil, then lid.
Braise slowly until thighs are tender, about 30 to 45 minutes.
Remove and discard skin and any excess fat.
Arrange pieces in serving casserole and keep warm.
Skim fat from pan and reserve cooking juices.
For sauce, melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat.
Add shallot and saute briefly.
Sprinkle with flour and cook, stirring constantly for 1 to 2 minutes, to make a light roux.
Add demi-glace and cooking juices and simmer gently.
Blend in Creme Fraiche and continue simmering (do not boil) until sauce is reduced and flavorful.
Taste and add more tarragon or vinegar if desired.
Add half of bacon pieces to duck.
Add sauce and toss well.
Sprinkle with remaining bacon.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 7078 Calories from Fat 4609

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 510 g784%

Saturated Fat 166.4 g832%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2079.6 mg693.2%

Sodium 4771.1 mg198.8%

Total Carbohydrates 120 g40%

Dietary Fiber 19.9 g79.6%

Sugars 14.4 g

Protein 476 g951.9%

Vitamin A 88.5% Vitamin C 219.8%

Calcium 28.9% Iron 560.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Duck With Vinegar Sauce Recipe