Duck à l’Orange


Preparation info

  • Makes


    main-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Duck Cookbook

The Duck Cookbook

By James Peterson

Published 2003

  • About

While it may sound like a cliché, duck has a natural affinity for oranges and, for that matter, for most things sweet. Traditional recipes for duck à l’orange call for bitter Seville oranges that provide just the right note of dissonance to match their sweetness. When I can’t find them—which is most of the time—I look for kumquats; if I can’t find kumquats, I just use a regular juicing orange. The Grand Marnier also adds a hint of bitter orange.

To make duck à l’orange—or duck à la