Roast Duck with Orange Sauce
Roast Duck with Orange Sauce might be just the beverage you are searching for. One serving contains 501 calories, 3g of protein, and 4g of fat. This recipe serves 5. This recipe covers 13% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 2 hours. A mixture of pepper, wine vinegar, madeira, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, fodmap friendly, and vegetarian diet.
Blanching the orange peel
Remove the orange part of the skin in strips with a vegetable peeler.
Cut into julienne (small strips 1/16 inch wide and inches long). Simmer for 15 minutes in a quart of water.
Drain. Pat dry in paper towels.Roasting the duck
Season the duck cavity with salt and pepper, add a third of the prepared orange peel, and truss the duck.
Place the duck breast up in the roasting pan, strew the vegetables around it, and set it in the middle level of the oven for 15 minutes to brown lightly.
Reduce oven to 350 degrees, and turn the duck on its side. Regulate heat so duck is always making cooking noises but fat is not burning.
Remove accumulated fat occasionally (a bulb baster will it up easily). Basting is not necessary.
About 30 minutes later, or about halfway through, turn the duck on its other side.
Fifteen minutes before the end of the estimated roasting time, salt the duck and turn it breast side up. The duck is done to a medium rare if the juice from the fattest part of the thigh or drumstick runt faintly rosy when the meat is pricked, and when the duck is lifted and drained, the last drops of the juice from the vent are a pale rose. The duck is well done when the juices run pale yellow. The sauce base
While the duck is roasting, make a sweet-and-sour caramel coloring as follows: Boil the sugar and vinegar over moderately high heat for several minutes until the mixture has turned into a mahogany-brown syrup. Immediately remove from heat and pour in cup of the duck stock. Simmer for a minute, stirring, to dissolve the caramel. Then add the rest of the stock, beat in the arrowroot mixture, and stir in the orange peel. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until the sauce is clear, limpid, and lightly thickened. Correct seasoning, and set aside.The orange segments
Cut the 4 oranges into neat, skinless segments and place in a covered dish.Final assembly
When the duck is done, discard trussing strings, and set it on a platter.
Place it in the turned-off hot oven, leaving the door ajar.
Remove as much fat as you can from the roasting pan.
Add the wine and boil it down rapidly, scraping up coagulated roasting juices and reducing the liquid to 2 or 3 tablespoons.
Strain the wine reduction into the sauce base and bring to the simmer. Stir in the orange liqueur by spoonfuls, tasting. The sauce should have a pleasant orange flavor but not be too sweet.
Add drops of orange bitters or lemon juice as a corrective.
Just before serving, and off heat, swirl in the butter enrichment, and pour the sauce into a warmed sauceboat.
Place a line of orange segments over the length of the duck and heap the rest at the two ends of the platter. Spoon a bit of sauce with peel over the duck, and serve.
VARIATIONS:Cantenon Montmorency (Roast Duck with Cherries) Cherries or peaches are also good as a garnish for roast duck. 36 to 48 red or black pitted cherries (if frozen, thaw and drain) 1 Tb lemon juice 3 Tb port or cognac 2 to 3 Tb granulated sugar2 Tb softened butter
Roast the bird as directed in the master recipe. Make the caramel-colored and arrowroot-thickened sauce described for the preceding caneton lorange, omitting the orange peel and orange liqueur. The fruit is heated in the sauce as follows: Toss the cherries in the saucepan with the lemon juice, port or cognac, and sugar.
Let them soak for at least 20 to 30 minutes. After the duck has roasted, and the pan juices have been deglazed with wine and added to the sauce, pour the sauce into the cherries.
Heat to below the simmer for 3 to 4 minutes to poach the cherries (if liquid simmers, the fruit may shrivel).
Remove the cherries with a slotted spoon and distribute them over and around the duck. Boil the sauce rapidly to reduce and thicken it slightly. Correct seasoning. Off heat, swirl in the enrichment butter.
Pour the sauce into a warmed bowl, spoon a bit over the duck, and serve.Caneton aux Peches (Roast Duck with Peaches) 3 large or 6 small, firm, ripe, freestone peaches (or drained canned peaches, minus the sugar below) 2 Tb lemon juice 2 to 3 Tb port or cognac 2 to 3 Tb granulated sugar
If using fresh peaches, peel and halve them not more than 30 minutes before serving so they will not discolor. Arrange the peaches in a fireproof dish and baste them with the liquids and sugar. Baste several times more before using. After the duck has roasted and the pan juices have been deglazed with wine and added to the sauce, pour the sauce over the peaches. Proceed as for the preceding duck with cherries recipe.
VEGETABLE AND WINE SUGGESTIONS
Nothing should interfere with the flavors of the duck, the sauce, and the oranges.
Sauted or shoestring potatoes, or homemade potato chips are your best choice.
Serve a good red Bordeaux-Medoc, or a chilled white Burgundy
Meursault, Montrachet, or Corton-Charlemagne.
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