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Another weirdo food combo from me - orange gravy?

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Bumperlicious Fri 19-Sep-08 17:00:16

'K, so I've got these duck fillets that come with an orange sauce (they were in the reduced section, wouldn't have paid £7 for them!). Anyway, I am making some rosties and some greens and was wondering whether to use the orange sauce or makes some gravy.Then I though is there some way I could make an orangy gravy, or have I just been watching too much Masterchef?

Ideas please!

PrettyCandles Fri 19-Sep-08 17:03:19

Why not? You could make a conventional gravy and add OJ instead of other liquid. Or maybe just make your usual gravy and mix it with their orange sauce. I've made similar when roasting chicken stuffed with oranges.

harpomarx Fri 19-Sep-08 17:05:34

use orange zest in the gravy and a squeeze of fresh orange.

or try the orange sauce - if it's nice, use it!

Bumperlicious Fri 19-Sep-08 17:10:12

The reason why I wasn't going to use the sauce is because there isn't much there, and if we are having roasties, y'know...well they need gravy! Hmm, you aren't all weirded out like I thought you'd would be after the pear mash debacle, so maybe I'll try it.

littlelapin Fri 19-Sep-08 17:11:49

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Bumperlicious Fri 19-Sep-08 17:14:41

I think I'll make some gravy and add the orange sauce then, tasting as I go along.

Lovely idea stuffing a chicken with lemons. Will try that next time.

littlelapin Fri 19-Sep-08 17:15:32

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harpomarx Fri 19-Sep-08 17:17:34

squeezing loads of lemon juice on the chicken before you put it in the oven is great too - add some olive oil too and garlic etc and you have ready made 'gravy' to go when the chicken is roasted.

littlelapin Fri 19-Sep-08 17:18:01

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harpomarx Fri 19-Sep-08 17:21:49

am feeling hungry too, littlelapin. Shall we torture each other with delicious ways with fowls?

The duck has got me going too.... grin

littlelapin Fri 19-Sep-08 17:22:41

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Carmenere Fri 19-Sep-08 17:23:48

A classical accompaniment to roast duck is Bigarade sauce which is essentially gravy with the juice and zest of orange added.

NomDePlume Fri 19-Sep-08 17:24:24

Doesn't everyone stick a lemon up the chickens ar*e when they roast it ?

harpomarx Fri 19-Sep-08 17:25:29

oh, poor you.... wink

why doesn't your mum get to have duck, doesn't she like it or is it because you want to save it all for yourselves!

am having borrring pizza, really could do with some poultry action.

ooh, just remembered some cold drumsticks in the fridge. <mood brightens>

littlelapin Fri 19-Sep-08 17:28:11

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harpomarx Fri 19-Sep-08 17:30:57

a man who doesn't like pie????

you'll be telling me he doesn't salivate at the smell of bacon next grin

littlelapin Fri 19-Sep-08 17:34:47

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harpomarx Fri 19-Sep-08 17:38:42

oh, so because it's not gourmet enough. I see.

you can send the pie over here if you like.

it's wasted on him, he'll only be secretly comparing the pastry and muttering about chicken cacciatore.

littlelapin Fri 19-Sep-08 17:47:14

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SaintRobertNewton Fri 19-Sep-08 17:49:12

<<bumps harpo out of the way>>

Did someone mention pie?

harpomarx Fri 19-Sep-08 17:57:57

gerroff Saint, I was here first and the pie is mine if Lapin's dh turns his nose up.

<wheedles> I think I would like the wellington thingy too, I'm not fussy!

SaintRobertNewton Fri 19-Sep-08 18:02:24

I don't like smoked salmon, so you have that and I'll have the pie. Sorted!

Now, where did lapin get to?

harpomarx Fri 19-Sep-08 18:05:07

she's not making both Saint!

sheesh, you're more demanding than her if-it's-not-homemade-pastry-I'm-not-having-it husband...

littlelapin Fri 19-Sep-08 18:07:55

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SaintRobertNewton Fri 19-Sep-08 18:08:09

Oh don't worry, the wabbit knows how demanding I am grin.

<<checks email for incoming from ll>>

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