Duck is just right for entertaining, since it is a tad too rich for everyday eating. It also takes a bit of effort to prepare, since the meat gives off quite a bit of fat during cooking (save that, by all means, for use in roasting or frying potatoe…
). To render out this fat, the duck should be first seared in a pan, then the fat can be poured off before the duck is fully cooked through along with the seasonings and potatoes, as in this recipe. Basting it with a sweet-tangy-fruity sauce towards the end boosts the flavor even more.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Cover the bottom of a large pan with a thin layer of olive oil. Heat the pan, and brown the duck on both sides.
- When the duck is browned, drain the fat, and season the duck inside and out with salt, pepper, orange juice, and garlic.