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Orange And Lemon Roasted Duck Recipe

If you love a fattier piece of meat, duck legs are a tasty and tender protein to indulge in! In fact, duck is quite nutritious – it’s full of saturated and monounsaturated fat and lower in inflammatory polyunsaturated fats.

Speaking of fat, duck fat can be saved, rendered, and used for later. It will be solid at room temperature and have a creamy consistency, like butter! Have you heard of duck fat fries?! Now, that’s a treat!

Orange And Lemon Roasted Duck

Where can you purchase duck? The first stop is a farmers market where you can find a farmer who sustainably raises ducks.

While you’re at it, pick up a dozen of those huge, delicious duck eggs! Or, if you don’t have a local duck farmer nearby, check the freezer section of a grocery store or look for packaged duck legs in the refrigerator section.

Serve these legs with roasted veggies like asparagus or delicata squash. Enjoy!

Orange And Lemon Roasted Duck Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 15 min Cook: 2 h

Ingredients

Orange And Lemon Roasted Duck Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Season the duck generously with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and allspice.
  3. Brown the duck legs on a skillet over medium-high heat on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Place half of the lemon and orange slices on the bottom of a baking dish, then top with the duck legs.
  5. Place the remaining orange and lemon slices on top of the duck, then cover with fresh thyme.
  6. Pour the chicken stock and orange juice into the baking dish, then place in the oven.
  7. Bake for 1-1/2 to 2 hours in the oven.
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Orange And Lemon Roasted Duck Recipe

Oven roast duck legs in citrus orange and lemon juice for a tender, juicy dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword duck, lemon, orange, roasted duck
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 471kcal
Cost 9

Ingredients

  • 4 duck legs
  • 2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Season the duck generously with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and allspice.
    2 tsp. ground allspice, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, 4 duck legs
  • Brown the duck legs on a skillet over medium-high heat on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Place half of the lemon and orange slices on the bottom of a baking dish, then top with the duck legs.
    1 lemon, 1 orange
  • Place the remaining orange and lemon slices on top of the duck, then cover with fresh thyme.
    4 sprigs thyme
  • Pour the chicken stock and orange juice into the baking dish, then place in the oven.
    1 cup chicken stock, 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Bake for 1-1/2 to 2 hours in the oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 4mg