Recipe calls for 4 ducks legs and 16 plums to be slow roasted. I got the duck legs but it's not exactly stone fruit season. Alternatives to plums that will be equally yummy?
Oranges. Duck a l'orange is classic and yummy
I think quince quarters would be nice, with a bit water (or wine, sherry, cider, stock) added along with them, since they won’t really release too much juice. Or how about orange slices (peel on, if you find thin-skinned, organic ones)?
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Apples are lovely as well!
Pegeen is a trusted home cook.
Figs and oranges together. Sweet and tart.
Nancy is a trusted home cook.
I was going to suggest quince, as lemon ade has. Also, if you have a well-stocked freezer or grocery store, look there...nowadays all kinds of fruit is frozen in peak condition. E.g. mangos or peaches would be great on duck.
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Ducks with dates are delicious!
amysarah is a trusted home cook.
My mother used to make a delicious duck with grapes. Roasted grapes are lovely and I'd think they'd work well as a plum sub. Just make sure to use seedless.
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I made duck alla porchetta for Thanksgiving and thought it turned out very well. The recipe called for duck breast, but you could adapt it for legs. Mark Bittman has a recipe and there are several others on the web. I took ideas from several recipes for my version.
I also think it might be interesting to do duck with pomegranate--you might google that idea and see where it leads.
my grandma makes this slow roasted duck with apples which I vaguely remember as very, very delicious.
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Prunes would work well. They are dried plums. You could rename them to make it sound more elegant and less Grandpa-ish. :)
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