Duck Breast a l’Orange with Grand Marnier

Easy to make yet sure to deliver a flavor that wows, duck breast a l’orange makes a fantastic dinner, whether you are serving it up to the family or considering what to make for a dinner party or special occasion.

Our duck breast a l’orange recipe combines duck breast with orange, Grand Marnier for a special touch, cream, and bouillon, and the result is a perfectly balanced dish. If  you do not want to buy a whole bottle of Grand Marnier (or similar orange liqueur) just get a miniature, or even omit it if you prefer. This duck breast recipe is easy enough for any home cook to manage with ease, even if it is your first time cooking duck.

What to Serve with Duck Breast a l’Orange

Serve your duck breast a l’orange with potatoes and your favorite vegetables. I like mashed potatoes with this, and perhaps some asparagus or green beans. Save the duck fat after rendering it out because it is amazing to use for roasting potatoes or even cooking your green beans in.

Another duck recipe I like is this duck salad recipe but when the weather is turning chilly we crave hot food in this house, which is where this duck a l’orange recipe really comes into its own, especially when paired with plenty of steaming hot potatoes and veggies on the side. You can swap one of the oranges for lemon or grapefruit for a more acidic flavor, if you like duck breast a l’orange but you prefer it not so sweet.

Duck Breast a l'Orange with Grand Marnier
The meaty flavor of duck pairs with the citric bite of orange as well as a splash of Grand Marnier. Cream, balsamic vinegar and bouillon finish it and this is amazing served with mashed potatoes.
Author:
Cuisine: French
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 2
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 2 duck breasts with skin
  • 3 oranges
  • 6¾ fl oz (200 ml) whipping cream
  • 1¾ fl oz (50 ml) Grand Marnier
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Oil, as needed
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Rinse the duck breasts and pat them dry with paper towels.
  2. Score the fat in crisscross patterns but don't cut all the way through to the meat.
  3. Grate a few strips of zest off one of the oranges, then peel the same orange and cut it into slices.
  4. Discard the pips.
  5. Squeeze the juice out of the other 2 oranges.
  6. Heat a little oil in a pan over a moderately high heat and put the duck breasts skin side down in there.
  7. Cook it for 8 minutes then flip over and pour the Grand Marnier over them.
  8. Cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Take the duck breasts out of the pan and grind some salt and pepper over them.
  10. Keep them warm.
  11. Stir the cream into the orange juice.
  12. Add the balsamic vinegar and bouillon.
  13. Cook for 5 minutes, then stir in the orange zest strips.
  14. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  15. Slice the duck breasts.
  16. Serve the sauce over the duck breasts.
  17. You can add some orange strips and a sprig of herbs for garnish if you want.

 

Some More Hot Content For You

Other Posts You Might Like
  • Lunch at the Manor House at the Houstonian | A Review
    Before I move on to my experience at the Manor House at the Houstonian, allow me to share just a little bit of background. My husband and I moved to Houston last year, in July to be precise, and we wasted no time diving into Houston’s amazingly diverse culinary world. We ate at so many different places, trying to get a feel for what was popular locally and, well, simply enjoy these gastronomic experiences. We tried chain restaurants, Mom ‘n Pop places, Japanese, Korean, Southern, French… well actually, a little bit of everything. And you know what I realized first? Two things. First… Texans like their food. Whether .....
  • Fried Pork WontonsEasy Wonton Recipes with Pork
    Wontons are great when served as a snack or appetizer and if you have only ever eaten meat ones in a Chinese restaurant or had them from a takeout, you really are in store for a treat when you make your own easy wonton recipes with pork. Any home cook will be able to manage this recipe without too much effort although, like with most dishes, the more you make these, the easier the process will seem to become. Different Cooking Methods for Easy Wonton Recipes with Pork Deep-fry them for crispy, crunchy snacks, or steam or simmer them for a softer result. You could even poach them in your favorite broth for a wonderfully warming lunch or .....
  • Make Popcorn without Oil
    Popcorn is a delicious snack but how do you make it without using oil? Actually there are various ways to make popcorn without oil, so forget the fattening microwave kind which is laden with salt and grease, and grab some plain unpopped kernels instead. They are surprisingly cheap, which is another bonus. An ounce of those contains just 1 gram of fat. You can pop these kernels yourself without needing any fat. What You Will Need to Make Popcorn without Oil Grab yourself 1/3 cup of plain kernels, a medium to large pot with a tight-fitting lid, some oven mitts or an oven glove, and some salt or another flavor to add to your finished dish. You .....
  • Discovering the Latest Modern Bathroom Trends
    Modern bathroom trends can suit every style, taste and budget, regardless of where you are in the world. More people than ever before are investing time and money into their bathrooms, and you will be amazed at the huge array of different trends available. There are several different ways that you can improve the look and feel of your bathroom with modern bathroom trends including a variety of different accessories and fittings. Creating the Perfect Environment You need to consider the overall feel that you want to achieve in your bathroom, and decide on your budget before you go shopping. Some of the latest modern trends are expensive so .....
  • Stuffed SquidGreek Stuffed Squid with Parsley and White Wine
    Known all over the world, this wonderful Greek take on stuffed squid is a surefire way to anyone’s heart. Greek stuffed squid with parsley will win its way to anyone’s heart. Want to impress someone? Easy! Just make this! Who else cooks seafood with as much passion or commitment as the Greeks? Greek stuffed squid with parsley is sure to be a hit. Well, perhaps other Mediterranean countries too, but this recipe is one of the nicest, and all the passion of the Greeks goes into selecting and preparing the ingredients, and the result is something you can call ‘gourmet’ and is definitely both well-balanced and highly .....
  • Japanese Beef Teriyaki RecipeJapanese Beef Teriyaki Recipe
    This Japanese beef teriyaki recipe is so delicious. It looks good, smells wonderful and tastes even better. Beef teriyaki is a very popular Japanese dish and can be served as a starter or as part of a main course. Serve this before your chicken or fish main course perhaps, and you can even continue the Asian theme by having a Chinese main dish. What is Teriyaki Sauce? The teriyaki sauce for this Japanese beef teriyaki recipe can be bought or made fresh, and it is a sweet, thick, dark sauce. Chicken is nice with teriyaki and beef is also good.If you like sweet, sticky sauces you will certainly like this one. It offers a typical flavor and .....
  • Different Types of Glassware and Stemware
    The word ‘glassware’ refers to tableware made from glass, including flatware, cutlery, drinkware and dishes which are set on the table before a meal. Glassware can also be used for cooking meals, such as Pyrex dishes. There are many different types of glassware to choose from. Most glasses to drink from are either flat bottomed, tumblers, footed or stemware. You can also get yard beer glasses which are tall, conical glasses for beer which have a round base. Buy What You Personally Like Different people have their own tastes in glassware so it’s good there are lots of different types of glassware to choose from. I love those .....
  • Octopus and Squid Stir FryOctopus and Squid Stir Fry
    Last night I decided to make seafood so I grabbed some raw squid (calamari) tubes and also 2 cooked octopus legs. I had an idea of how to cook them but wasn’t sure how to reheat the octopus without it going tough. I really wanted an octopus and squid stir fry though, so I went ahead with it. On the package it said to give it a couple of minutes in the microwave but I wasn’t keen on that idea. Instead I prepared a stir-fry type dish with the squid, then added the octopus at the end and just stirred it into the rest of the mixture until it was warmed through. It came out really well and octopus and squid stir fry is something I .....
  • How to Make an English BreakfastHow to Make an English Breakfast
    An English breakfast, often known as a full breakfast in England, is a breakfast meal which usually includes back bacon, fried, scrambled or poached eggs, sausages, and sometimes tomatoes, mushrooms, hash browns (yes they’re American not English, but popular these days!), black pudding, baked beans, toast or fried bread, and tea or coffee. Want to know how to make an English breakfast yourself? Read on for some tips. Bubble and squeak (mashed potatoes and cooked vegetables mashed together and fried) sometimes feature, while in the North you might get fried or broiled oatcakes instead of fried bread or toast. How to Make an English .....
  • Authentic Stetson Salad Recipe
    This is my favorite salad right now. The flavors are simply amazing and I adore this stetson salad recipe. I am a fan of chopped salad anyway and often make cobb salad for dinner, but once I heard about this one I just had to find out more about it, and it’s definitely my number one favorite now! The ingredients in a stetson salad recipe are colorful and tasty, and the dressing goes beautifully with the flavors in this Stetson salad. This salad is one of the most popular items on the menu at Cowboy Ciao, a restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. Depending where you live you might not be able to get all the ingredients for Stetson salad but that’s .....
Search
DutchEnglishFrenchGermanItalianPortugueseSpanish

Tasty Query - recipes search engine