Roast Duck Recipe


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Hey guys! Craving something special for dinner? This roast duck recipe is sure to take your taste buds on a flavorful journey. This dish promises to impress without any fuss. Let's roll up our sleeves and cook up something truly delicious!

  • 1 whole duck (approximately 4-5 pounds)
    162.8 kB

  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (optional, for thickening sauce)
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (such as parsley or green onions)
  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Rinse the duck inside and out with cold water, then pat it dry with paper towels. Remove any excess fat from the cavity.
  3. Season the duck generously with salt and pepper, both inside and out.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, grated ginger, and orange zest.
  5. Brush the duck with the sauce mixture, making sure to coat it evenly.
  6. Stuff the cavity of the duck with the quartered onion, chopped carrots, and celery. This will add flavor to the meat as it roasts.
  7. Place the duck on a rack in a roasting pan, breast side up. Pour the orange juice and chicken or vegetable broth into the bottom of the pan.
  8. Cover the duck loosely with foil and roast in the preheated oven for about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  9. After 1 hour and 30 minutes, remove the foil and continue roasting for an additional 30 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and golden brown, and the internal temperature of the duck reaches 165°F (74°C).
  10. Once the duck is done, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.
  11. While the duck is resting, you can make a sauce by straining the pan drippings into a saucepan. If you want a thicker sauce, mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with a little water to form a slurry, then add it to the pan drippings and cook until thickened.
  12. Carve the duck and serve with the sauce drizzled over the top. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.
Enjoy your delicious roast duck!
Oh, that sounds like a decadent and flavorful dish! Are you planning to marinate the duck beforehand, or perhaps stuff it with herbs and aromatics for extra flavor? Maybe serving it with a side of tangy orange sauce or a rich red wine reduction? I'm eager to hear about your roast duck recipe and how you'll make it perfectly tender and delicious! 'coz ill be trying this at home too :) 🦆🍽️
I've never made roast duck before, but this recipe seems easy to follow! 📝 Looking forward to trying it out and adding a new dish to my cooking repertoire. Thanks for sharing!