Add an exotic touch to dinner with a main course of duck stir-fried with an assortment of vegetables and pears that have been marinated in pear liqueur.
The vegetables in Stir-Fried Duck With Pears draw on the exotic--straw mushrooms and Chinese pea pods, which make it a dish especially well suited to fancy entertaining. Stir-Fried Duck With Pears offers the French refinement of a flavored liqueur and decidedly Oriental seasonings--ginger, green onions and sesame oil--all stir-fried quickly with duck for an aromatic and colorful entree.
The French pear liqueur adds the delicate sweetness that completes this delicious and flavorful dish. The dish is simple yet elegant, sophisticated yet casual and French yet Chinese.
STIR-FRIED DUCK WITH PEARS
2 (5- to 6-pound) ducks
4 pears, cored and thinly sliced
2/3 cup pear liqueur
2 tablespoons oil
1 slice ginger root
1/2 pound canned straw mushrooms, drained