Roast Duck Recipe
- Rest the duck for at least 30 minutes.
- Serve with a fruity stuffing.
- For an extra sweet finish, raise the temperature up to gas mark 7/ fan 220°C and rub some honey over the skin and wait for it to caramelise.
Take the duck out of the fridge 1 hour before cooking to allow it to come up to room temperature.
Prick the duck breasts with a fork and season with salt and pepper. If you fancy, chop up some rosemary, nutmeg, thyme and orange zest and rub into the skin.
Stuff the duck with 2 halves of an orange and any remaining spices, place in a deep tray with a trivet and follow one of the two below cooking options.
Preheat your fan assisted oven to 200°C/gas mark 6.
Roast the duck at this temperature for 25 minutes
Reduce the temperature to 120°C/gas mark 1/2, when the temperature has dropped to 120°C, return to the oven for 1hr 15 minutes basting every 20 minutes.
For a quick roast: