Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups port wine

  2. 3/4 cup granulated sugar - divided use

  3. 1/4 cup honey

  4. 1 (4 to 4 1/2 pound duck, wing tips removed)

  5. Salt

  6. Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil

  7. 1/3 cup diced shallots

  8. 1/2 cup cider vinegar

  9. 1/4 cup brandy

  10. 1 cup (6 ounces) fresh blueberries

  11. 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon

  12. 2 cups duck or chicken stock

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. To prepare: In a pot large enough to hold the duck, combine port, 2 cups water, 1/4 cup of sugar, and honey; bring to boil.

  2. Meanwhile, season duck cavity with salt and black pepper; truss duck; set aside.

  3. When wine mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat. Add duck; let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 °F (175°C) .

  5. Remove duck from marinade; place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake until duck is brown and reaches internal temperature of 185 °F (approximately 85 °C), about 1 hour 15 minutes. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, heat olive oil until hot. Add shallots; cook, stirring frequently, until soft, for 3 to 5 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 cup sugar; cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dark brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

  7. Stir in vinegar, brandy, blueberries and tarragon. Cook over medium-high heat until blueberries are soft, about 5 minutes. Add stock; bring to a boil; boil until reduced by half, about 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  8. To serve: Carve duck. Spoon blueberry sauce over duck. Garnish with fresh blueberries, if desired.


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