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Roast Duck with Orange Glaze Recipe

Roast Duck with Orange Glaze Recipe

This duck is a nice alternative for a festive dinner on holidays. The meat remains moist and tender, thanks to the fruity glaze and simple stuffing. —Jeanne Koelsch, San Rafael, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 domestic duck (4 to 6 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch dried thyme
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups crushed seasoned stuffing
  • ORANGE GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 drop hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle inside of duck with caraway seeds; prick skin all over with a fork. In a large skillet, sauté vegetables in oil. Stir in broth, seasonings and stuffing.
  • 2. Loosely stuff duck with stuffing mixture. Skewer neck opening; tie drumsticks together with kitchen string. Place breast side up on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, 2-1/2 to 3-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 180° for the duck and 165° for the stuffing. Drain fat from pan as it accumulates. Cover loosely with foil if duck browns too quickly. Cover and let stand 20 minutes before removing stuffing and carving.
  • 4. Meanwhile, for glaze, combine sugars, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Gradually stir in orange juice, peel and hot pepper sauce until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with duck. Yield: 4 servings (4 cups stuffing).

Nutritional Facts

8 ounces cooked meat with 1 cup stuffing equals 1,039 calories, 54 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 154 mg cholesterol, 1,377 mg sodium, 93 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 42 g protein.