I saw one of my older posts on another site, maybe pinterest? Anyway, it was honey mustard chicken with sweet potatoes http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/honey-mustard-chicken-and-sweet-potatoes/ and I thought it was high time for some honey mustard something! I didn’t have chicken or sweet potatoes, but I did have some enormous duck legs and pretty little pears.
Honey Mustard Roasted Duck Legs with Pears
2 shallots, finely chopped
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup mustard
4 duck legs
3 small onions, quartered
2 tbsp butter, melted
6 small pears, quartered
Sprigs of thyme
Mix the shallots, butter, honey and mustard together. Loosen the skin on the duck legs to create a pocket and rub some of the mixture inside the pocket and all over the legs. Place the duck on a rack, skin side down, in a baking pan and allow to rest for 30 minutes. Reserve the rest of the honey mustard mixture for basting.
Toss the onions with the 2 tbsp of butter and place in a separate baking pan. Toss the pears with the lemon juice and set aside.
Place the duck legs in a 400 F oven for 30 minutes. Remove, turn and baste with the reserved mixture, then return to the oven, along with the onions for 30 minutes. Remove the onions and duck. Baste the duck, add the pears and thyme sprigs to the onions and return both to the oven for 15 minutes.
Wine suggestion: Fleurie