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Peking Duck Recipe from Cakebread Cellars

Yesterday we had a delightful visit to Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley. The winery emphasizes fine wines and food. Enjoy the recipe below from Cakebread Cellars.

Cheers! Kathy

Duck with White Wine, Garlic and Picholine Olives

 Serves 4


4 Peking duck legs
1/2 yellow onion, minced
1 carrot, minced
1 stalk celery, minced
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 c white wine
2 t tomato paste
3 sprigs thyme
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 c brown chicken stock
1 c picholine olives, pitted
Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Season duck legs with salt and pepper.
  3. Place duck legs skin side down in a wide bottom skillet over high heat, brown on both sides and remove from the skillet.
  4. Pour off all but two tablespoons of the duck fat and sauté onion, carrot, celery and garlic to lightly caramelize.
  5. Deglaze with white wine and scrape the brown bits and glaze off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  6. Reduce wine by half.
  7. Add tomato paste, thyme and bay leaf.
  8. Return duck legs skin side up to pan along with chicken stock and olives.
  9. Stock should cover the duck three quarters of the way. Bring to a simmer, cover and place in the middle of the oven.
  10.  Cook for one hour until duck is starting to pull away from the drumstick.
  11. Uncover and continue cooking in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes until duck is tender and beginning to brown.
  12. Place pan under broiler for a minute to crispen the skin.
  13. Skim the sauce of any rendered fat and spoon over duck.

Serve with olive oil crushed potatoes and/or sautéed escarole.

Enjoy with a glass of Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Merlot.

Recipe provided by Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley, California

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