Braised Duck

    2 hours 25 minutes

    Cooking duck can be seen as a little daunting but it is super easy with this recipe. Served in a rich sauce including red wine, bacon and mushrooms.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 225g shallots
    • 110g diced streaky bacon or pancetta
    • 30g butter and oil
    • 2 duck leg portions
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 150ml full bodied red wine
    • 150ml chicken stock
    • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
    • bouquet garni
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon redcurrant jelly
    • 300ml fresh orange juice
    • 110g button mushrooms
    • 125ml brandy, to taste

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours25min 

    1. Cover the shallots in boiling water, leave for 10 minutes then peel.
    2. Fry the bacon in a hot casserole dish until lightly browned then remove from casserole dish into a holding dish.
    3. Add a little butter and oil to casserole dish and cook shallots until light brown then remove to the holding dish.
    4. Place duck legs in casserole dish and brown both sides then put them in the holding dish too.
    5. To the fats in the casserole dish now add the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Gradually add the wine, stock, rosemary, bouquet garni and garlic. Beware it will spit a little bit.
    6. Return the bacon, shallots and duck legs from the holding dish to the casserole dish.
    7. Add in the red currant jelly, some of the orange juice and the mushrooms then simmer gently for 3-4 minutes.
    8. Cover the casserole dish with its lid and place in oven for 2 hours at 170 degrees C.
    9. On taking out season to taste. At this point you can add your brandy and a little more orange juice or red currant jelly to taste.

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    I love the sound of this recipe, but it doesn't say how hot the oven should be - any suggestions?  -  05 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    This was quite tasty, though we felt the sauce was a little runny, so might thicken it more next time. Where did the garlic in step 5 suddenly come from? No mention of it in ingredients!  -  19 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    This was gorgeous... I had to substitute a few things, but it still worked out really really well.  -  08 Aug 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)