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    Roast Duck with Apples.


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    Roast Duck with Apples.

    Post  Admin on Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:32 pm

    2 kg (4 1/2 lb) duck
    2 large cooking (tart) apples
    1 small onion
    2 tsp (10 ml) ground cinnamon
    small pinch ground cloves
    10 chopped sage leaves
    1 tsp (5 ml) sea salt
    1 1/4 cups (275 ml) 1/2 pt dry cider (apple cider or applejack)
    1 large cooking (tart) apple for serving (optional)

    1. Heat the oven to gas mark 6/200C (400F).

    2. Peel, core and finely chop the apples and finely chop the onion.

    3. Put them into a bowl and mix in the spices and sage.

    4. Stuff the duck with the apple mixture and truss it.

    5. Prick the duck all over with a fork and rub the salt into the skin.

    6. Put the duck on a rack in a roasting tin (pan) and put it into the oven for 2 hours, basting it 30 minutes from the end.

    7. Put the duck onto a serving dish and keep it warm.

    8. Pour away all the fat from the roasting pan, keeping any residue.

    9. Set the pan on top of the stove on a moderate heat and pour in the cider.

    10. Bring it to the boil, stirring and simmer for 5 minutes.

    11. If you are garnishing with apple, heat the grill (broiler). Then peel, core and thinly slice the remaining apple.

    12. Put the apple rings onto a heatproof dish and brush them very lightly with a little duck fat.

    13. Grill (broil) them under a high heat until they are golden brown and arrange them around the duck.

    14. Carve the duck at the table and put a portion of the apple stuffing onto each plate.

    15. Serve the cider gravy separately.

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