Duck Stuffed with Apricots

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Jan. 10, 2012

Ingredients

Roasting duck 5 Pound
Fresh apricots 1 Pound (fresh or 1 large tin, drained)
Orange 1
Onion 1
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Honey 3 Tablespoon
Giblet stock/1 chicken stock cube 1/2 Pint (made with duck giblets)
Apricot brandy 3 Tablespoon

Directions

GETTING READY

1. To prepare the apricots, wash them well and then stone them.

2. Chop onion finely and keep aside.

MAKING

3. Stuff duck with half the stoned apricots and 3 strips of orange zest, finely chopped onion and seasoning.

4. Prick skin of duck with fork to allow the fat to run out while cooking and season with pepper and salt.

5. In baking pan Heat oil add duck and baste all over with oil.

6. Roast in oven, allowing 20 minutes per pound.

7. Half an hour before cooking is completed spoon over the melted honey and juice of orange.

8. Into the pan add rest of apricots to heat through 10 minutes before end of cooking and brown slightly.

9. Remove duck to a warm dish, remove stuffing to a bowl and arrange roasted apricots around duck.

10. Pour off fat from roasting pan, add stuffing to it with stock and bring to boil, stirring all the time.

11. When the sauce has a pleasant flavor strain or blend in liquidizer, return to heat and add apricot brandy.

SERVING

12. Serve at once with duck and apricots.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 90 Minutes
Ready In: 90 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1418Calories from Fat 849

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 94 g144.6%

Saturated Fat 29 g145%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 439 mg18.29%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 25 g

Protein 102 g204%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet