To start off my new blog I decided to enter a cooking challenge featuring one of my favorite foods, duck! A fun blog, http://alattewithotta.blogspot.com/ is hosting a monthly challenge and January’s sponsor is Maple Leaf Farms.
So last weekend I headed over to my Publix supermarket and picked up a 1/2 Maple Leaf Farms duck along with some fresh raspberries, green beans and risotto.
Five Spice Duck with Raspberry Sauce
- 1 package Maple Leaf Farms half roasted duck defrosted
- 1-2 tbsp Chinese Five Spice
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup OJ
- 1 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
- 2 tbs butter
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Place defrosted duck in a baking dish.
- Rub the front and bottom of the duck with Chinese Five Spice seasoning.
- Dot the pan with 3 tbsp butter.
- Bake according to package: 15-20 minutes until warmed (duck is fully cooked) and skin crisp.
- Pour melted butter drippings over the skin then glaze with raspberry sauce.
- To serve, cut duck in two portions and plate along with risotto and green beans.
For the Raspberry Sauce:
- Cook OJ and raspberries together in pot on simmer until reduced.
- Strain sauce then add back to pan, turn down to med-low and mix in butter and season with salt/pepper.
- Serve warm, glazed over duck.
This is a fully cooked Maple Leaf Farms roasted half duck that has been partially boned.
So simple to cook and plenty for two people!
I placed in a baking dish, rubbed the front and back with Chinese Five Spice (to create a flavorful, crispy skin) and dotted the pan with 3 tbsp butter.
Bake according to the pkg instructions (usually about 20 minutes).
Finally, the SAUCE!
Cook OJ and raspberries together in pot on simmer until reduced.
Strain sauce then add back to pan.
Turn down to med-low and mix in butter and season with salt/pepper.
Serve warm, glazed over duck.
Time to take out the roasted duck…
Pour melted butter drippings over the skin then glaze with raspberry sauce.
This presentation was for photograph purposes.
To serve, cut duck in two portions and plate along with risotto and green beans.