Duck with Clementines and Apricots (6-8)

A festive dish from ” Honey & Co at Home” by Sarit Packer and Itomar Srulovich.The recipe is best started a day ahead but 6 hours will do .

Duck with Clementines and Apricots (6-8)
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Duck with Clementines and Apricots (6-8)
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Mix the salt rub ingredients together and sprinkle over both sides of the duck legs. Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours, but ideally about 24 hours.
  2. Heat your oven to 220C/gas mark 7 and place the duck legs in one layer in a deep roasting tray. Roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the skin starts to colour.
  3. Carefully drain off the fat (you can keep it to roast some potatoes on another day – it lasts for ages in the fridge).
  4. Add the onion wedges and clementines to the tray, and return to the oven for another 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the tray again, add the apricots, bay leaves and star anise, and then pour over enough water to reach just halfway up the duck legs (you may need a little more or a little less than 600ml, depending on the size of your tray).
  6. Reduce the oven temperature to 180C/gas mark 4.Cover the tray, return to the oven and cook for another 40 minutes.
  7. Remove the cover and check the liquid level – it should still reach about halfway up the legs. Baste all over, re-cover and return to the oven for another 30 minutes.
  8. Remove the cover, baste again and return to the oven for 15 minutes, before basting one last time. Push any apricots into the liquid so that they don’t burn, then cook for a final 15 minutes to finish crisping up the skin.
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