Roast Duck with Wild Mushroom Sauce Recipe
- 1 (5 pound) domestic duckling
- 1/4 ounce broken dried mushrooms
- 1 cup frozen whole small onions, thawed
- 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups beef broth
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/2 teaspoon dried savory, sage, or thyme, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
step 1: Pull neck skin of duckling to back; fasten with a skewer. Tie drumsticks to tail. Twist wing tips under back. Place bird, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Prick skin. Insert a meat thermometer into breast (the bulb should not touch the bone).
step 2: Roast in a 375 degree F oven for 1-3/4 to 3 hours (25 to 30 minutes per pound) or until temperature reaches 180 degrees F to 185 degrees F. The drumsticks should move easily.
step 3: Meanwhile, for sauce, pour enough boiling water over dried mushrooms to cover. Let stand for 30 minutes; drain.
step 4: In a saucepan cook mushrooms and onions in margarine or butter about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in sugar. Cook and stir for 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are glazed. Stir in flour. Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes more or until flour is brown.
step 5: Add beef broth, tomato paste, herb, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until sauce is reduced to about 1-2/3 cups.
step 6: To carve duck, remove the skin, if desired. With a sharp knife, slice duck along the backbone. Slice downward, cutting meat from ribs. Remove wings and legs. Slice breast meat. Serve with sauce.