Everyone knows duck and orange really combine well, but add some garlic and some carrot rice, and the plate explodes with colour and taste.
Recipe Ingredients: (enough for 2, "x 2 for 4 people")
- 250grs basmati rice
- 2 duck legs (with skin and bones)
- 2 large garlic cloves (1 finely sliced, 1 minced)
- 1 large carrot (grated)
- 1/2 onion
- 3 oranges (pealed and sliced)
- salt and pepper + some olive oil.
Another way too easy recipe to make, put a frying pan on the stove with a little olive oil, once hot add the sliced garlic and a little salt and pepper, and the duck legs which you previously scored (a few cuts through the skin, which helps release the duck fat), brown the legs on both sides also as soon as the garlic starts to brown remove it to a little dish.
Now use two sliced oranges, and lay on the bottom of a small pyrex with a drizzle of olive oil, season them and place the duck over them and juice one of the slices over the duck also add the browned garlic, cover with a little foil and place in the oven @ 180c for 40 minutes and then remove foil increase heat to 200c for a further 10 minutes, during which you can make the rice.
For the rice put a pan with boiling water on the stove, and season it salt and pepper and it will be done in 10-12 minutes, while that is doing let's make the carrot sauce. on the same frying pan where you browned the duck use this fat still and heat it, once hot add the minced garlic and onion, let these brown and once browned add the carrot grated, stir occasionally and as it get dry add a little water, fry a little more it gets a little dry add a little water, you repeat the process around three times, on the third and last time don't let it dry as it needs to be moist. Drain the rice and while draining it pass also some boiling water through it, and once completely drained add it to the sauce, season it and stir-fry it, once well combined and hot, arrange in on the plate with the duck and add the last sliced orange which serves both as decoration as well as a palate cleanser., also the orange coked in the pyrex mash it with a fork as it will combine with the garlic and some of the duck fat it is delicious when you eat it with the rice. Have fun, this is a delicious dish for Easter.