Adams Family Duck

1 (5 pound) whole duck, neck and giblets reserved
1 (6 ounce) can orange juice concentrate, thawed, divided
1 teaspoon minced garlic salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 onion, coarsely chopped, divided
1 cup raisins
1 apple – peeled, cored, and cut into chunks (optional)
1 large carrot, thickly sliced

Basting sauce:
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup lemon juice (see Cook’s Note)
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Duck Stock:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, thickly sliced
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup lemon juice (see Cook’s Note)
1 cup orange juice
1 sprig fresh parsley, chopped salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 tablespoon sour cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse the duck,  remove any pieces of excess fat from around the cavity, and prick  the duck’s skin all over with a fork or sharp skewer, being careful  not to puncture the meat.

Rub the skin of the duck and inside the duck cavity with 1  tablespoon of orange juice concentrate. Rub 1 teaspoon of minced  garlic inside and outside the duck, and sprinkle the duck, inside and  outside, with salt and pepper.

Mix together about 2 tablespoons of chopped onion, the raisins,  and apple in a bowl, and lightly stuff the cavity of the duck with the  raisin mixture. Truss the duck, and place it onto a rack set in a  roasting pan. Scatter the remaining chopped onion and slices of  large carrot in the roasting pan around the duck.

To make basting mixture, whisk together remaining orange juice  concentrate, 1/2 cup of chicken broth, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and salt  and pepper in a bowl.

Roast the duck in the preheated oven for 1 hour, basting  occasionally with the basting mixture. After 1 hour, pour off the  rendered fat, and roast, basting occasionally, until no longer pink at  the bone and the juices run clear, about 1 more hour. An instant-  read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh should  read 165 degrees F ( 74 degrees C). Reserve any left-over basting  mixture.

While the duck is roasting, prepare duck stock. Heat olive oil in a  saucepan, and brown the reserved neck and giblets over medium  heat. Stir in 1 onion, 2 garlic cloves, and 1 carrot, and cook and stir  until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup chicken  broth, 1/2 cup lemon juice, orange juice, parsley, and salt and  pepper, bring to a boil, and cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 1  hour; strain the stock and set aside.

Remove the duck from the oven and place on a warm platter.  Arrange cooked vegetables around the duck, if desired. Remove  stuffing to a serving bowl. Let the duck rest about 15 minutes  before carving.

While the duck is resting, finish the sauce. Skim fat out of the  roasting pan, and pour reserved basting mixture into the pan,

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