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Orange and Walnut Stuffed Duck

Ingredients

  • 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

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Instructions

  1. Toast nuts at 300 degrees F for 7 minutes; toast bread cubes at 350 degrees F until brown.
  2. Pour hot water over bread; let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees F for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  5. Garnish with broiled pineapple, apricot and orange slices.

Yield: 3 to 4 servings