Easy Bigarade Sauce (L'orange)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
10 mins
1 hr

I made this to go with duck, but it would be terrific with chicken or pork as well.

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  1. Peel the zest off of 2 oranges and the lemon with a vegetable peeler; set aside.
  2. Squeeze the juice out of all the oranges and the lemon; set aside.
  3. In a saute pan, over low heat, cook the sugar with the vinegar until reduced to a dark syrup.
  4. Add the stock and orange and lemon juices; bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes, skimming any foam that appears on the top.
  6. Once done, the sauce should coat the back of a spoon.
  7. Meanwhile, cut the reserved zests into thin julienne strips; add to sauce the last couple of minutes of cooking.
  8. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste; serve hot.