Easy oven-roasted duck with orange

    35 min

    This is a simple dish, which takes advantage of the well-known marriage of flavours between duck and oranges. It's simple, yet delightful for a quick, weeknight supper. Serve with rice, jacket or mashed potatoes.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 350g orange marmalade
    • 4 duck breasts
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 small yellow onion, peeled, sliced
    • 1 small orange, sliced

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 240 C / Gas 9. Grease a 1.5 litre glass baking dish with a lid.
    2. Spread about 60g of marmalade in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Set the duck breasts in the dish on the marmalade. Poke holes all over the breasts with a fork and spread a layer of marmalade (about 1 tablespoon for each) over the duck breasts. Sprinkle the garlic over the top of the duck meat. Spread the onion and orange slices around the duck breasts in the dish.
    3. Cover the dish and bake in the preheated oven until the duck breasts measure 40 degrees C when measured with an instant-read thermometer, about 15 minutes. Remove the lid, spread about 1 more tablespoon of marmalade over each breast and return to the oven, uncovered. Bake until the meat is medium rare 63 degrees C.

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    really nice and practical recipe, I try this, I prepared just like the recipe call, a sucess enjoy every bite....  -  24 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A rare combination of easy, exciting and actually wholesome, a great way to impress any guests. Adding garlic and onion to orange seemed a bit weird at the start, but the tastes blended together marvelously. The orange and onion rings are a perfect side dish in themselves, I just added some fresh herbs for serving. Will do again!  -  07 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very easy to make and was delicious! I almost always order Duck a l'orange whenever it is available on the menu, so it is nice to be able to make it at home. My husband likes it but thinks that it is too 'orangey', but then again, he generally does not like fruit in his main course - cranberry sauce with turkey grosses him out... But I think this is a winner!  -  16 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)