Marie’s duck stuffing
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Tamara West
This stuffing is great for wild duck, if you’re lucky enough to have one. We’ve used a farmed one. This stuffing is just as good for chicken, pheasant or quail.
- Preheat oven to 175C. Remove any excess fat from duck and season the cavity.
- Add breadcrumbs to a mixing bowl with onion, celery, apple, chopped nuts, cranberries, the zest of half the orange and mixed dried herbs. Season with sea salt flakes and pepper. Mix together well, add chicken livers and half the orange juice and mix together.
- Stuff the duck (truss if you wish) and rub the outside with olive oil and a little butter. Season all over with pepper and salt, a sprinkle of ground ginger and another sprinkle of orange zest.
- Place into an oven bag, tie it up, pierce the bag in 2 or 3 places, and roast for 2 hours. Remove from oven. Open the bag, reserve the juices into a bowl, close bag and rest the duck for 5 minutes. Remove the fat from the juices and make a gravy, adding a little more orange juice as needed.