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Duck with Orange Sauce

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  Duck 7 Pound (1 whole or 2 ducks 4 pound each)
For orange sauce
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Brown sauce 4 Tablespoon (but omit Madeira and cognac, adjust quantity as needed)
  Frozen orange juice concentrate 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Madeira 1 Tablespoon
  Cognac 2 Tablespoon
  Grand marnier 2 Tablespoon
  Oranges 2 , sectioned

1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. Clean duck and discard giblets.

3. Rub salt and pepper in the cavity.
4. Tie the opening.
5. Scald with boiling water to drain out fat during cooking.
6. With a knife make small slits in thigh, back, and lower breast areas.
7. Roast duck at 425 °F on both sides for 1 hour.
8. Decrease heat to 325°F and cook 6- to 7-pound duck for 1 more hour or 3- to 4-pound duck 30 minutes more.
9. Increase heat to 425°F for a few minutes to brown duck.
10. To prepare orange sauce, in a pan mix sugar and vinegar and boil briefly. Let it cool.
11. Add Brown Sauce, and stir over heat to dissolve.
12. Mix orange and lemon juices and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
13. Add cornstarch with Madeira and add to the sauce.
14. Simmer for 1 -2 minutes.
15. Add cognac, Grand Marnier, and orange sections to the sauce.
16. Let the roasted duck stand for 10 minutes before carving.

17. Spoon some hot sauce over carved duck.
18. Serve rest of sauce separately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
80 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 912 Calories from Fat 545

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 60 g92.9%

Saturated Fat 20 g100.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 317.5 mg105.8%

Sodium 374.4 mg15.6%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 10.1 g

Protein 70 g139.1%

Vitamin A 8.8% Vitamin C 64.7%

Calcium 3.8% Iron 92%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Duck With Orange Sauce Recipe