Duck with Grapefruit Sauce

Duck is one of those birds that most Americans shy away from. If that describes you, then it’s time to give duck a try! They are widely available frozen in supermarkets, and much richer in flavor than a typical turkey. They are also easy to cook, using this two step method:

First Step:

•    Preheat oven to 350 degrees
•    Coarsely chop some aromatic vegetables like garlic, onions and carrots and place in the bottom of a roasting pan
•    Prick the duck all over with a cook’s fork to help release the fat and nestle it in among the veggies.  Add a splash of white wine if you want.
•    Cover with foil and roast for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until tender and juices run clear.
•    Halve the duck, remove and discard backbone.  At this point you can refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Second Step:
•    When ready to serve, roast in a preheated 450 degree oven for 25 – 30 minutes to heat thru and crisp the skin.
•    Delicious!