Duck a l’Orange

Recipe by: Kristen H.

Duck pairs well with sweet citrus fruits. This is a traditional duck recipe that we are sure your whole family will enjoy!

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F. 

  • Ingredients

    • 1 5-pound duck
    • 2 Small Oranges
    • 1/2 cup Orange Marmalade
    • 3 tbsp. Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce, divided
    • 3/4 cup Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth
    • 2 tsp. Cornstarch
    • 1 tsp. Brown Sugar
    • Kitchen String (for tying)
  • Directions

    1: Remove neck and reserve for later. Trim any excess skin or fat and also put aside for later. Grate 1/4 teaspoon orange zest and set aside. Cut oranges into quarters. Set aside 3 sections and place the remaining orange sections inside the duck; fold the wings under and tie the legs together with kitchen string. With a skewer or fork, prick holes in the skin without piercing the flesh. (This allows fat to drain during roasting.)

  • 2: Whisk marmalade and 2 tablespoons soy sauce in a small bowl. Loosen the skin over the breast and thigh meat and rub about 3 tablespoons of the marmalade mixture under the skin. Place breast-side down on a rack in the prepared roasting pan.

    3: Roast the duck for 1 hour. Remove the duck from the pan and carefully pour off the fat. Return the duck to the rack, breast-side up. Continue roasting, basting every 15 minutes with another 2 tablespoons of the marmalade mixture, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thigh without touching bone registers 165 °F, 1 to 1 1/4 hours more.

    4: Meanwhile, place the reserved neck and any excess trimmings in a medium saucepan, add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the broth is reduced by half. Strain and discard solids; return the broth to the pan. Squeeze the juice from the reserved orange sections into a small bowl; add cornstarch and whisk until smooth. Stir the juice mixture, reserved zest and brown sugar into the broth; cook over medium heat, stirring, until thickened. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce.

    5: Transfer the duck to a cutting board; let rest for 15 minutes before removing the string and carving. Serve with the sauce on the side.

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