Are you undecided what to cook for this years Christmas dinner? Why don’t you try my absolute favourite Christmas meal Duck. I love it with all the trimmings and it always makes me feel so festive. But Duck can be tricky to make as it can be tough. I decided to try make a whole duck in my Instant Pot and I love how it came out!
My duck just fit in to my 6l Instant pot. It was 2.3kg so just bare that in mind when out shopping for your duck.
I ended up making duck with a beautiful orange sauce, whole roasted garlic, roast potatoes, 3 colour roasted carrots as well as cooked red cabbage. I t was delicious.
1 whole duck
1 and a half cup chicken stock (I used home made but you can also use shop bought).
1 ts cornflour
Turn the Instant Pot onto saute and add 2 ts butter to the pot. Salt both sides of your whole duck and add quarter oranges and rosemary to the ducks cavity and saute on both sides until golden. Add 1 and a half cups of chicken stock to the pot plus two quartered oranges. Pressure cook on high for 25 mins and then do a slow release. Once done pop under the grill for a few minutes until crisp. while you are doing that saute the left over stock and oranges and add 1 ts corn flour. Stir until it thickens up into a beautiful gravy for the sauce.
The duck was so succulent and flavourful and everyone had seconds.