Roast Duck With Cherry Rhubarb Sauce

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by chia2160

for rsc 2004, this is an adaption of another recipe i make often.

Top Review by Rita1652

I used vadalia onions in place of the shallots. 14 ounces chicken stock which I found to be plenty. Flour replaced the arrowroot. I felt this recipe made much more sauce then needed. There is so much going on in the sauce that it should have been used sparingly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. preheat oven to 425.
  2. for sauce:.
  3. in a skillet melt butter.
  4. add shallots and cook until softened.
  5. add cherries, rhubarb, honey, sage, stock, bring to a boil.
  6. lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. mix 1/4 c madeira and arrowroot in a small cup, add to cherry mixture, simmer 5 minutes until thickened.
  8. for duck:.
  9. prick the duck pieces all over with a knife tip.
  10. put skin side up in a roasting pan, season with salt and pepper.
  11. roast 15 minutes, drain fat.
  12. lower oven to 350, turn duck and roast for 30 minutes.
  13. drain fat, turn over, roast for 15-30 minutes more until desired doneness.
  14. drain fat.
  15. (roast 15 minutes more if necessary, drain).
  16. remove duck to a platter.
  17. add balsamic vinegar and 1/4 c madeira to the roating pan, scraping up browned bits.
  18. heat on stovetop and reduce by half.
  19. add to the sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  20. to serve pour sauce over duck, garnish with sage leaves if desired.

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