Duck a l'Orange


Take your Duck with Orange sauce to the next level with this Duck a l'Orange recipe! Use our whole duck or roast half duck and top with this flambeed orange sauce and orange zest for this classic dish.


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    1 Maple Leaf Farms Whole Duck or 2 Roast Half Ducks

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    1/3 cup Brown Sugar

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    1/3 cup Granulated Sugar

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    1 Tbsp. Corn Starch

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    2 Tbsp. Butter

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    1 cup Orange Juice

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    1/4 tsp. Salt

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    1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

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    1/4 cup Grand Marnier

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    2-3 fresh navel oranges

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    2 stalks Celery (only if using whole duck)


Whole Duck Preparation

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    If using a Whole Duck for this recipe, season whole duck in paprika, salt and pepper then stuff with oranges and celery stalk.

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    Follow packaging directions for roasting in oven.

Roast Half Preparation

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    If using Roast Halves for this recipe, reheat Roast Halves in the oven according to packaging instructions.

Flambeed Orange Sauce

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    Melt butter in pan at medium heat and slowly stir in corn starch, brown sugar and granulated sugar to start the roux.

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    Slowly pour in orange juice while stirring constantly until sugar has absorbed.

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    Mix in Cayenne pepper and salt and let simmer for 5 minutes until thickened.

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    Carefully pour in Grand Marnier and light flame to flambé in pan. You can skip this step if you do not feel comfortable with the flame.


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    Zest one of the oranges and cut another into wedges.

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    Place the Whole Duck or Roast Halves on a plate and pour orange sauce over duck.

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    Sprinkle orange zest over duck and serve orange slices on the side.


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Cook Time: 30 minutes

If making with whole duck, cook time will take 2-3 hours