Duck à L'orange
100 mins (prep 25, cooking 75)
16 ingredients
6 servings
If you wish to impress guests, try this recipe. It's a classic recipe and it is NOT difficult to make. The ingredients are freely available. Just keep in mind that the average duck has little meat on its carcass: once you've served the two breast halves, you're left with child's portion legs. It sounds extravagant, but I buy 1 average duck per 2 persons. (Very large birds can be tough, beware). Whatever is left, can be used to make a wonderful soup (with a few tweaks). As duck has a lot of fat, I prefer to pre-roast it, breasts pricked, to render some of the fat, before I start with the recipe. To prevent oven spatters, use an oven bag for this pre-roasting. You should, however, keep the fat which cooks out and (think of French cooking!) use it to roast potatoes. It was heartening to read recently the chemical breakdowns of animal fats: turns out they have lots of mono and poly-unsaturates too, and duck and goose fat are not at all bad for us!

Categories:  european , poultry , main-dish , meat , duck , <-4-hours , french , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (105.58 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 446.43 Calories from Fat 392.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43.6g 402.5%
Saturated Fat 15.68g 470.43%
Trans Fat 0.16g %
Cholesterol 50.03mg 100.07%
Sodium 161.59mg 40.4%
Total Carbohydrate 13.69g 27.38%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 13.5 g %
Protein 0.86g 10.29%
Vitamin A 124.83IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 13.88mg% Iron 0.1mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sliced almonds, stalks celery, white pepper, orange slice