Sauce Bigarade Recipe
makes approximately 4 servings
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
- 1 oz. butter (1/4 stick)
- 1/2 cup port wine
- 2 fl. oz. Grand Marnier
- 3 oz demi-glace
- 3 fl. oz.
- 2 large oranges (with zest removed first) peeled and sectioned
- 2 fl. oz. fresh squeezed orange juice
Melt butter in a sauce pan and sauté shallots for approx. 2 minutes (until transparent). Add port wine, Gran Marnier, and fresh orange juice and reduce for approximately 2 minutes.
Add demi-glace, and stir with a whisk till demi-glace is dissolved. Add water and simmer for approx. 2-3 minutes (until sauce begins to thicken). Stir sauce and return liquid to pan.
Add orange zest and simmer for approx. 2 minutes, then add the orange sections and serve over duck breasts.
Sauce is primarily to be served over duck whatever cut is preferred.
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