Category - duck

Recipe - orange and walnut stuffed duck

Orange and Walnut Stuffed Duck

1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3 1/2 cups 1-inch bread cubes
1/2 cup hot water
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
Dash of pepper
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
Pulp of 1 large or 2 small oranges
1 3/4 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup melted butter
1 (4- to 5-pound) duck

Toast nuts at 300 degrees F for 7 minutes: toast bread cubes at 350 degrees F until brown. Pour hot water over bread: let stand for 10 minutes.

Beat egg with 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and poultry seasoning: combine with nuts, bread, orange peel, orange pulp and celery. Pour butter over all: toss well. Rub inside of duck with 1 teaspoon salt: spoon in stuffing. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees F for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Garnish with broiled pineapple, apricot and orange slices.

Yields 3 to 4 servings.