How about changing it? Replace turkey and ham with stuffed duck at Christmas celebrations.


  • 1 new duck
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste

Filling Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 grated onion
  • Duck liver and gizzard, chopped
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 glass of mushrooms, cut into slices.
  • Chestnuts


  • 6 hard pears
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

Preparation Mode

  1. Cook and peel the chestnuts. Reserve.
  2. Clean the duck and wash it well.
  3. Season inside and out with the mixture of pepper, salt and lemon juice.
  4. Prepare the filling by heating the butter.
  5. Add the garlic, onion, giblets, season with pepper and salt and fry until golden.
  6. Gradually add water for cooking.
  7. Add the mushrooms and sauté for a few more minutes.
  8. Add the chestnuts and remove from the heat.
  9. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
  10. Stuff the duck and sew up the openings.
  11. Place on a baking tray, grease with butter and cover with aluminum foil.
  12. Bake for approximately 1 hour.
  13. Afterwards, remove the paper and let it brown.
  14. Prepare the garnish: wash the pears.
  15. Place in a pan and cover with cold water.
  16. Add the vinegar and cook over low heat, without boiling, keeping them perfect.
  17. Remove the pears, cut them and, if you prefer, brown them in butter with sugar.

Mom Tips

You can add raisins to the garnish.

Serve as a main dish.

Approximate yield of 8 servings.

Know that duck meat is very common in French cuisine.


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