Roasted Duck Confit with Sweet Cherry Demi-Glace

This Roasted Duck Confit with Sweet Cherry Demi-Glace served as the main entree to our Cherry Themed Dinner. The sweet cherry demi-glace really cuts the fatty duck.

Roasted Duck Confit with Sweet Cherry Demi-Glaceroasted duck confit with sweet cherry demi glace

Ingredients

  • 1 whole duck
  • carrots
  • celery
  • onions
  • potatoes
  • garlic
  • savory herbs

Line the bottom of a large Dutch oven with the vegetables. Coat the duck with the herbs, salt and pepper, and place the duck on top of the vegetables. Cover and roast in a 400° F oven for 2 1/2 hours, remove the cover and roast for an additional 1/2 hour or until golden and crispy.

Demi-Glace

Ingredients

  • 2 cans beef consomme
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen sweet cherries

In a medium saucepan, combine the cherries and the consommé, reduce by half the volume. Do not add water. Drizzle over duck.

Farmer’s Tip: How to Keep Sweet Cherries Good All Year

Since sweet cherries are only available in Michigan for a month or so, it makes it tough to use these great fruits year ’round. The best thing to do is to visit the farm during peak cherry season (mid July) and pick your own sweet cherries! Then, you can get them pitted on our sweet cherry pitter. It only takes 15 minutes or so and then you can throw them into your freezer!

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