Roast Wild Duck with Baked Oranges

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Jan. 10, 2012


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



1. Cut onions into quarters and keep aside.


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.


10. Serve with a salad and crisp potatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1048Calories from Fat 674

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 75 g115.4%

Saturated Fat 28 g140%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 274 mg11.42%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 22 g

Protein 62 g124%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet