Prepare an egg-sized piece of butter mixed with some chopped shallots and parsley; insert this inside the duckling.
Brown the duckling in the oven and then place it in a braising pan on a bed of sliced vegetables and herbs; moisten with
At the same time, braise
Place the duckling on a dish, surround with the sauerkraut and on top of this arrange a border of the bacon cut into rectangles.
Serve separately the reduced cooking liquid from the duck thickened with Sauce Demi-glace.
As an alternative the duckling may be presented as follows: Arrange the sauerkraut as a border on a dish and surround with the bacon cut in rectangles; cut the duck in portions, place in the centre of the sauerkraut and coat with the reduced braising liquid thickened with Sauce Demi-glace.
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