We do a lot of wild game hunting, and it's hard sometimes to get the gaminess out. This is a quick and easy recipe. I cook duck like red meat, so if you like eating your red meat well done, cook it a little longer.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). Grease a 1 1/2 quart glass baking dish with a lid.

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  • Spread about 1/4 cup of marmalade in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Set the duck breasts in the dish on the marmalade. Poke holes all over the breasts with a fork, and spread a layer of marmalade (about 1 tablespoon for each) over the duck breasts. Sprinkle the garlic over the top of the duck meat. Spread the onion and orange slices around the duck breasts in the dish.

  • Cover the dish, and bake in the preheated oven until the duck breasts measure 100 degrees F (38 degrees C) when measured with an instant-read meat thermometer, about 15 minutes. Remove the lid, spread about 1 more tablespoon of marmalade over each breast, and return to the oven, uncovered. Bake until the meat is medium rare (145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

227.2 calories; 0.8 g protein; 60.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 48 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2009
really nice and practical recipe I try this I prepared just like the recipe call a sucess enjoy every bite.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/10/2014
The breast is overcooked and the fat did not render properly from the skin. Look up Chef John's orange duck recipe. Much much better. You must score the skin and render the skin in a pan maybe after that you could put marmalade on it and finish in the oven. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2009
really nice and practical recipe I try this I prepared just like the recipe call a sucess enjoy every bite.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2011
A rare combination of easy exciting and actually wholesome a great way to impress any guests. Adding garlic and onion to orange seemed a bit weird at the start but the tastes blended together marvelously. The orange and onion rings are a perfect side dish in themselves I just added some fresh herbs for serving. Will do again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2010
Very easy to make and was delicious! I almost always order Duck a l'orange whenever it is available on the menu so it is nice to be able to make it at home. My husband likes it but thinks that it is too 'orangey' but then again he generally does not like fruit in his main course - cranberry sauce with turkey grosses him out... But I think this is a winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2012
I never made duck before and this recipe was a perfect first time recipe. I didn't have orange marmalade but I used citrus marmalade and it was really good. I would definitely make this again with only one minor adjustment. I'd only use one garlic clove. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2014
I have made this a few times and enjoyed it. 25 min is a bit long though. The meat was tough so the next time I soaked the duck in stale beer for 24 hours. Worked like a charm!!!! Also using the "juice" from the duck works great for making rice to go with it! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/09/2014
The breast is overcooked and the fat did not render properly from the skin. Look up Chef John's orange duck recipe. Much much better. You must score the skin and render the skin in a pan maybe after that you could put marmalade on it and finish in the oven. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2015
I made this recipe exactly as written and was very impressed. We do not eat a lot of duck so I wanted something that was easy and full of flavor. This recipe is both. I believe the key is NOT to overcook the meat. The orange flavor was not overwhelming at all. I served this with rice and steamed vegetables. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2012
I don't eat duck. But. My husband is a hunter and I told him I would cook the duck for him. He said it was okay. He stated that it was tough. He thinks I over cooked it. Read More