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A question about a recipe: Duck Meatballs à L’Orange

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I have a question about the recipe "Duck Meatballs à L’Orange " from QueenSashy. Is there any other meat I can sub for the duck? I can't get readily get that here. This recipe sounds so good I am hoping I can re-re imagine it! Lamb?

asked by Nancy 6 months ago

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creamtea

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added 6 months ago

That recipe does sound delicious. I would go with another poultry, especially ground chicken for example. Chicken with orange sauce is delicious too.

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added 6 months ago

Thank you for the fast answer!

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Nancy

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added 6 months ago

Agree with Lisanne about recommending a poultry substitute for duck in that meatball recipe.
But/and. There are many lamb-orange recipes already made and evaluated by other cooks...maybe try one of them if you like that flavor combination
*Lamb and orange tagine
https://www.google.ca/search...
Lamb stew with orange and fennel (this one by Diana Henry, who was featured two or three times this April answering questions here)
https://www.saga.co.uk...
Lamb Khoresh Stew with Orange (by Chocolate and Zucchini, a very good Paris blogger)
http://chocolateandzucchini...

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added 6 months ago

Thanks to everyone for the fast answers! I am continuing to try to get the duck but meantime will try it with these suggestions!

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QueenSashy

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added 6 months ago

Nancy, you can use chicken (dark meat) and turkey too. If you are using turkey, I suggest subbing about third of the meat with finely chopped bacon to make it more moist. I do it all the time and they are wonderful.

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added 6 months ago

Thanks so much for answering. I will be continuing to source the duck but am going to make this with your suggestions!

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amysarah

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added 6 months ago

I'd also use ground turkey, with part ground pork mixed in (maybe 1/3 or so,) since duck is fattier and has a richer flavor than turkey.

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