*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                            Sherried Baked Duck
 
 Recipe By     : Oxmoor House
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :5:30
 Categories    : Wild Game
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           dry sherry
      1/2  cup           water
    2      tablespoons   vegetable oil
    1      tablespoon    butter
      1/2  teaspoon      white pepper
    1 1/2  teaspoons     dried parsley flakes
      1/4  teaspoon      red pepper
    2      ounces        bottled onion juice
    4      whole         wild ducks
                         salt to taste
    4      whole         bay leaves
    1      large         onion
                         orange slices (optional)
 
 Place sherry in a heavy medium saucepan; heat just until warm (do not boil).
 Remove from heat; ignite sherry, and let stand until flames disappear. Add
 next 7 ingredients; heat well.
 
 Sprinkle ducks with salt. Place 1 bay leaf and an onion quarter in cavity of
 each duck; place ducks, breast side down, in a large roaster.
 
 Pour half of hot sherry mixture over ducks; cover and bake at 350 degrees for
 3 hours or until tender, basting occasionally with pan drippings.
 
 Reheat remaining sherry mixture, and pour mixture over ducks; cool. Cover
 ducks, and let stand in refrigerator 1 to 2 hours or until ready to reheat and
 serve, if desired.
 
 Cut ducks in half, and return to roaster. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30
 minutes or until hot. Place ducks on serving platter; garnish with orange
 slices and fresh parsley sprigs, if desired.
 
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 Per serving: 766 Calories; 31g Fat (40% calories from fat); 97g Protein; 4g
 Carbohydrate; 383mg Cholesterol; 451mg Sodium
 
 NOTES : This dish is best prepared a day in advance. Store in refrigerator,
 and reheat before serving.