If you didn’t grow up with duck hunters in the family, there is a good chance you might automatically express that you do not like duck or have never tasted it. Duck has a delicious, red-meat flavor that is more similar to beef than chicken, and it has become highly popular among American chefs and cooks alike.
This delicious duck recipe is so flavorful! Give it a try.
Roasted Duck with Orange Sauce
½ duck, domestic or wild
Zest and juice of 2 lemons
Zest and juice of 2 oranges
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon pepper
Place duck in a medium-size pan. Pour juices, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon pepper over duck half, rubbing seasoning in. Cover and marinate overnight. Heat an iron skillet until hot. Sear duck, skin-side down first for 10 minutes. Turn duck over, and reduce heat to medium. Place lid on pan and cook duck until tender, basting occasionally with marinade, about 20 minutes. Transfer duck to a serving platter and pour orange sauce over.
½ stick butter
Juice and zest of 1 orange
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
For garnish: rosemary, orange zest, and orange slices (optional)
In a small saucepan, melt butter and add zest, juice, and sugar. Stir well to combine and cook over low heat until sauce thickens. When ready to serve, pour over duck. Garnish with rosemary, orange zest, and sliced oranges if desired.
Yield: 2 servings