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A question for today

Question: what do you get if you combine yesterday’s and today’s picture?
Yes! It is

Duck a l’Orange


2 Duck Legs or Breasts (with Skin left on)
Feshly ground Salt & Pepper
1 oz (25g) Butter

For the Orange Sauce…
1 Large Orange
4 fluid oz (100ml) French Red Wine
4 fluid oz (100ml) Fresh Orange Juice
2 fluid oz (50ml) Duck or Chicken Stock
1 Tablespoon of Honey or Brown Sugar


Zest* the Orange Skin and set aside the thin strips of Peel. Remove as much of the Pith as possible from the Orange. Break into Orange Segments and set aside.

Clean the Duck Legs or Breasts under cold water and pat dry with Kitchen Towels. Score the Duck Legs or Breasts skin with a sharp knife and then season well with Salt & Pepper.

Heat the Butter in a large Frying Pan until frothing, but do not allow to burn.

Place the Duck Legs or Breasts in the pan and brown nicely on both sidess (2 or 3 minutes).

Once browned place aside on a plate and cover with Tin Foil to keep warm.

Spoon out most of the Duck / Butter fat from the Frying Pan. Add the Red Wine, Orange Juice, Honey, Duck or Chicken Stock, the Orange segments & and some of the Orange Peel. Reduce the sauce for a couple of minutes, stiring often.

To serve place a Duck Leg or Breast on each plate, pour over the Orange Sauce and sprinkle with the remaing Orange Peel.

Serves 2 as a Main Meal.

And a happy St Patrick’s day to all Irish and assimilated!!!

11 responses

  1. tnx for sharing this recipe, no wonder it's orange+duck on it. haha!
    this is a whole new thing, i'd give it a try sometime,. ^0^


    March 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm

  2. The ducks must be able to read. They do not look very happy.


    March 18, 2010 at 4:38 am

  3. Happy St. Paddy's! Thanks for visiting. Love the pic but not the thought of eating these two. 🙂


    March 17, 2010 at 9:17 pm

  4. Oh, no! I wouldn't have the courage to eat them! Not these two in the picture!
    God bless you!


    March 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm

  5. P.S. called Orangemen because King Billy was William of Orange who had been invited to become to King of England. There is a great Irish song called the Old Orange Flute.


    March 17, 2010 at 7:06 pm

  6. ah, but Rob and Mandy, the orange is a fighting color on the Emerald Isle. The Orangemen of northern Ireland were the Scots and English who fought with King Billy and helped win the Battle of the Boyne in 1688 — keeping Ireland under the Brits until the 1920's.


    March 17, 2010 at 7:03 pm

  7. Thanks for the visit, Bill! No, duck is a much redder meat, but why not, after all. Let's be adventurous!


    March 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm

  8. VP

    A malicious, but delicious post!


    March 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm

  9. Happy Saint Patrick's Day Rob and Mandy. Thanks for visiting today. I never ate duck, but I am told it is delicious. I suppose one could substitute Chicken for the Duck??


    March 17, 2010 at 6:51 pm

  10. Great photo and i think i must try the recipe..
    Need to catch me the duck first..
    Have a nice evening..


    March 17, 2010 at 6:48 pm

  11. I'm sorry but I just want to hurry these little critters to another blog…say one written by a vegan.


    March 17, 2010 at 6:19 pm