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Roast duck with apricot stuffing

Based on 3 ratings

Christian Ruß

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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“I would strongly recommend using duck bacon but if you can’t find it, you can use normal, smoked bacon.”

Difficulty

Medium 👍
20
min.
Preparation
150
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-1+
whole duck
100 g dried apricots
300 g mixed mushrooms
6 slices sandwich bread
1 clove garlic
onion
2 tbsp vegetable oil
100 g smoked bacon
eggs
400 ml water
salt
pepper
nutmeg
red cabbage (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • bowl
  • frying pan
  • spatula
  • kitchen twine
  • oven
  • baking dish

Nutrition per serving

Cal
1346
Protein
40 g
Fat
116 g
Carb
34 g
  • Step 1/4

    Wash and pat dry the whole duck. Roughly chop apricots, chop mushrooms, cube sandwich bread, and transfer to a bowl. Mince garlic and finely chop onion.
    • whole duck
    • 100 g dried apricots
    • 300 g mixed mushrooms
    • 6 slices sandwich bread
    • 1 clove garlic
    • onion
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • bowl

    Wash and pat dry the whole duck. Roughly chop apricots, chop mushrooms, cube sandwich bread, and transfer to a bowl. Mince garlic and finely chop onion.

  • Step 2/4

    Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan. Add mushrooms and sauté for approx. 5 min. Add onion and garlic, and fry until fragrant. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg. Fry for a little longer, then transfer to the bowl with the bread and apricots.
    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
    • salt
    • pepper
    • nutmeg
    • frying pan
    • spatula

    Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan. Add mushrooms and sauté for approx. 5 min. Add onion and garlic, and fry until fragrant. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg. Fry for a little longer, then transfer to the bowl with the bread and apricots.

  • Step 3/4

    Cube bacon and add to bowl with mushrooms. Add eggs, then use your hands to mix the stuffing until just combined. Stuff the duck with the filling, then truss the duck with kitchen twine. Season all over with salt and pepper.
    • 100 g smoked bacon
    • eggs
    • kitchen twine

    Cube bacon and add to bowl with mushrooms. Add eggs, then use your hands to mix the stuffing until just combined. Stuff the duck with the filling, then truss the duck with kitchen twine. Season all over with salt and pepper.

  • Step 4/4

    Transfer duck to a baking dish. Add water to the dish, then cover and transfer to the oven. Roast at 180ºC/350ºF for approx. 2 hr., then remove the lid and increase temperature to 200ºC/400ºF and roast for 30 min. more. Serve with cooked red cabbage, and enjoy!
    • 400 ml water
    • red cabbage (for serving)
    • oven
    • baking dish

    Transfer duck to a baking dish. Add water to the dish, then cover and transfer to the oven. Roast at 180ºC/350ºF for approx. 2 hr., then remove the lid and increase temperature to 200ºC/400ºF and roast for 30 min. more. Serve with cooked red cabbage, and enjoy!