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Duck a l'orange with roast potatoes

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Stormbringer
Stormbringer Posts: 2,082
edited February 11 in EggHead Forum
We were going to do orange chicken tonight after the post by @JohnInCarolina. However the local butcher had a LOT of duck at half price ... so SWMBO bought literally all of it. Good job we had space in the freezer. I normally cook duck a l'orange with a full duck using this recipe. As we had breast and legs, I adapted by starting the potatoes first in Lodge CI pan. After 30 mins I seared the duck leg and breast skin down in another pan then added them under the potatoes. Pulled when the duck had IT 150F. All cooked in the large Egg at 200C/400F using a variable height second cooking level. 

Roast potatoes in the Lodge CI pan:

The potatoes on the top level, with the duck underneath:

Duck leg and breast:

The orange sauce was cooked as per the recipe in my blog. Served with cabbage and enjoyed with a bottle of Escarpment Pinot Noir.



Thanks for looking. 
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  • johnmitchell
    johnmitchell Posts: 6,581
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    Fantastic as always!!
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 32,375
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    This was the last thing I needed to see before heading out to SB snack food.  Always a winner and impressively presented.  
    Good thing I am fully on board with the hors d'oeuvres that are the norm for this American football spectacle.  Gotta lot riding on the number of TS sightings during the game.  😉
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • paqman
    paqman Posts: 4,670
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    I cooked duck too last night 😳



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  • Canugghead
    Canugghead Posts: 11,527
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    Impressive cook, reading the Cook's Digest write up makes me want to try it but my wife thinks cooking duck is too much work and messy. Smart stocking up at half off, price of frozen duck here has gone through the roof and grocers have no pressure to discount for quick sale. 
    canuckland
  • Stormbringer
    Stormbringer Posts: 2,082
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    Impressive cook, reading the Cook's Digest write up makes me want to try it but my wife thinks cooking duck is too much work and messy. Smart stocking up at half off, price of frozen duck here has gone through the roof and grocers have no pressure to discount for quick sale. 
    @Canugghead thanks. It's really not that messy at all and really easy to do. The way I cooked it last night was even simpler than the recipe on my food blog, I just pan seared and then roasted the duck bits as well as cooking the potatoes at the same time (potatoes started 30 mins earlier). That's all there was to it. The sauce was a simple two step process that's in the blog recipe. 
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  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,731
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     Beautiful cook! Bookmarked. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • bluebird66
    bluebird66 Posts: 2,732
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    Have never tried duck, guess I need to.
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket, Minimax and various Weber's.
    Floyd Va

  • Stormbringer
    Stormbringer Posts: 2,082
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    Have never tried duck, guess I need to.
    Totally worth it! :)
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  • GrateEggspectations
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    Have never tried duck, guess I need to.
    In general, or you mean you haven’t cooked one yourself? If you haven’t tried duck confit, do yourself a favour and taste some. Great, rich, cold-weather sustenance.