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Honey Glazed Duck With Port Sauce

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Quick and easy

Quick and easy

Quick and easy

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cook Time:

2 1/2 hours


6-8 servings


2  4 to 5 pound  ducklings, thawed

1  medium onion, cut into wedges

1  orange, unpeeled, cut into wedges

*  soy sauce

*  salt and black pepper, to taste

1/4  cup  soy sauce

1/4  cup  honey

1  orange sauce packet from duckling

1/3  c.  juice of an orange

1/4  cup  ruby port

3  tablespoons  soy sauce

*  pan drippings from ducks


Thaw ducks completely in refrigerator (2 to 3 days).

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large roasting pan and rack with non-stick spray.

Remove neck and giblets. Refrigerate sauce packet until ready to prepare sauce. Trim and discard excess skin and fat. Rinse ducklings under running water; pat dry. Pierce duck in several places with a fork. Brush soy sauce over all surfaces of ducklings; sprinkle generously with salt. Place on roasting rack, breast side up. Stuff onion and orange wedges into cavaties.

Whisk 1/4 cup of soy sauce and honey together in a medium bowl for the glaze.

Roast duck for 2 to 2 1/2 hours Every thirty minutes, remove from oven, brush with glaze and pierce with a fork, so fat will drain. Remove from oven when internal temperature reaches 185 degrees in the thickest part of the thigh.

Combine orange juice, sauce packet mix, port, and soy sauce in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook 5 minutes.

Remove ducklings to a clean cutting surface and cover loosely with foil.

Carefully pour drippings from pan into a gravy separator. When fat rises to top, pour juices only into orange sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Carve ducklings and serve with sauce.
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