Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder
Episode: Simple Classics
Duck a l'Orange
Total:
45 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
3 to 4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
45 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
3 to 4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 4 oranges, washed
  • 2 duck breasts, about 3/4 pound/375 g each
  • 1/4 cup/55 g sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup duck, chicken or veal stock
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper 
  • Squirt lemon juice

Directions

Prepare the oranges: Remove the peel from 2 oranges with a vegetable peeler. Cut the white pith off the back with a very sharp knife. Cut into julienne, and blanch three times in boiling water. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside. Squeeze the juice of those 2 oranges and reserve. Peel and cut the remaining 2 oranges into sections, draining their juice into the other juice, and set the sections aside. You now have one dish of blanched julienned orange zest, about 1 cup/250 ml orange juice, and a dish of orange sections. Prepare the duck breasts: Score the fat side of the breasts with a knife. Set them fat-side down in a pan over low heat and render the fat, about 10 minutes. Remove the duck and pour off the fat. Increase the heat in the pan and put the breasts back in skin-side down. Saute until done to your liking, or about 7 minutes on the fat side, then another 3 on the other. Remove to a carving board to rest, covering to keep warm. Make the sauce: Put the sugar and 1 tablespoon water in a saucepan, bring to a boil and cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the vinegar and orange juice. Reduce slightly. Now add the stock and the zests. Boil down to sauce consistency. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter. Check the seasonings. Add the orange sections. Carve the duck breasts and arrange on a serving platter. Spoon over the sauce, and serve.

Categories:
More from:

Christmas Recipes

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

L'Osso Buco a l'Orange

Recipe courtesy of Le Verre Galant

Duck Fat Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Whole Duck with Green Peppercorn Glaze

Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Roast Duck with Oyster Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Duck Breast with Red Wine Sauce and Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Duck, Duck Daikon

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Baked Mac 'N Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Duck Sausage

Recipe courtesy of Nadia G

Duck Rillette

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Tia Mowry at Home

7:30am | 6:30c

Tia Mowry at Home

8:30am | 7:30c

Tia Mowry at Home

9:30am | 8:30c

Unique Eats

10am | 9c

Unique Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Unique Eats

11am | 10c

Unique Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Unique Sweets

2:30pm | 1:30c

Unwrapped

3pm | 2c

Unwrapped

3:30pm | 2:30c

Unwrapped

4pm | 3c

Unwrapped

5pm | 4c

Unwrapped

6pm | 5c

Top 5 Restaurants

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Guilty Pleasures

8pm | 7c

Guilty Pleasures

8:30pm | 7:30c

Guilty Pleasures

9:30pm | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10pm | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Guilty Pleasures

12:30am | 11:30c

Guilty Pleasures

1:30am | 12:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here