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Duck Tagine with Clementines

The weekend is a great time to make some slow cooked food. Duck and clementines go so well together in this sweet dish and at this time of year you will be sure to pick up some great quality ingredients to make it a winner. A good recipe for those who have a sweet tooth but want to keep it healthy. And don’t worry about duck fat. It is higher in polyunsaturated fats than olive oil which means you are getting some heart healthy Omega 3 and 6 into your diet.



  • 6 duck legs
  • 200g shallots, peeled
  • 2 tsp each ground coriander, cumin, ginger and paprika
  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 6 small, firm clementines, peeled
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds


  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Put the duck legs in one layer in a large roasting tin or two smaller ones. Sprinkle with salt, then roast for 45 mins. Remove the duck legs to a dish and spoon 3 tbsp of the duck fat into a large, wide pan (reserve the remainder of the duck fat).
  2. Add the shallots and fry briefly until just starting to colour. Sprinkle in the spices and mix well. Add the stock, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and bring to the boil. Sit the duck legs on top, cover tightly and cook over a gentle heat for 1-1¼ hrs until the meat is very tender.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of the duck fat in a frying pan, add the clementines and fry all over until glistening and starting to brown. Add to the pan with the duck and cook for a further 15 mins, then sprinkle with coriander and sesame seeds. This dish goes really well with couscous.

Recipe courtesy of BBC Good Food



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