Duck is a great dish to serve during the holiday season. This duck recipe is a twist on the French classic, Duck a l'Orange. If you've had duck at fancy restaurants before, cooking it yourself is an entirely different experience and you begin to realize how simple it is!
A delicious way to serve duck for the holidays!
The recipe is fairly easy to follow making it great for those who haven't previously cooked duck. You will love the combination of spices along with the orange sauce. The flavors complement each other perfectly.
Serving duck is a wonderful alternative to your traditional Christmas fare. The duck breast is seasoned with salt and then the skin is crusted with ginger, cumin, chili and star anise. This spice mixture amps up the earthy poultry flavor and creates a wonderful crispy skin when seared in the pan. It is complemented by an orange sauce recipe made by deglazing the pan drippings with shallots, agave syrup (or honey), orange and lemon juice. Serve with a healthy side of vegetables and a nice bottle of pinot noir.
Spiced duck breast with an orange glaze sauce
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