Roast Duck

Served with potatoes and vegetables, roast duck makes an elegant Sunday supper. From honey-glazed to spicy finishes, these easy roast duck recipes are the basis for a bountiful meal.

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Rhena's Roast Duck

Taste of the South
Total: 6 hrs 50 mins

Pan-Roasted Duck Breasts with Sherry, Honey & Thyme Sauce

Fine Cooking Magazine

You can dress up this dish by adding a few dried figs, if you like. Trim off the stems and, depending on their size, halve or quarter them. Soak the figs in the sherry for 10 minutes and then drain them, reserving the sherry. Add the sherry as directed and add the figs to the sauce along with the broth.

Roasted Duck with Farro Stuffing

Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh ducklings are available through fine quality butchers and Asian food markets.

Braised Duck with Vegetables and Chestnuts

Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting the duck in the oven after braising it, develops brown crisp skin and texture.

Holiday Roast Goose

Better Homes and Gardens

Geese are as easy to cook as a turkey or big chicken, but with more fat. Brushing on a flavorful syrup near the end of roasting adds a dramatic glaze to the bird.

Roast Duck and Goose for a Classic Feast

"I believe there was never such a goose!" said Bob Cratchit, surrounded at the holiday table by his smiling clan in Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Roast goose is oh so very Victorian, but its rich flavor has played a part of major feasts since ancient times (the Celts, it is said, included goose in their celebrations and rituals).

Roast Duck with Cranberry Chutney

Family Circle

This tangy sweet cranberry chutney with a hint of ginger pairs delightfully with the rich duck meat. Try it with ham and pork too.

Orange-Ginger Duck

Better Homes and Gardens

Duck is always a great special occasion main dish. The marinated duck in this recipe features an orange-ginger glaze that certainly won't disappoint. Serve it the next time you entertain.

Crisp Duck Legs with Sauteed Potatoes

Fine Cooking Magazine

Traditionally, the duck legs are sauteed, but I think the skin gets more evenly crisped with my method.

Roast Duck with Wild Mushroom Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

The exotic dried mushrooms in this recipe complement the duck's robust flavor for a perfect entertaining entree.

Orange-Roasted Duck


The orange marmalade and soy sauce glaze accentuates the rich, gamy taste of duck. It's an irresistible treat for company any time of year.

Total: 2 hrs 20 mins

Pomegranate-and-Plum Glazed Duckling

Better Homes and Gardens

For the glaze, squeeze juice from the pomegranates. Serve the duckling with roasted vegetables.

Five-Spice Roasted Duck Breasts


Make these roasted duck breasts, seasoned with five-spice powder and redolent with aromatic oranges, the centerpiece of a chic dinner. You may be surprised to know that without the skin, duck is a great healthy choice, with no saturated fat in a 3-ounce serving. Starting duck breasts in a cool skillet, then heating, renders off most of the fat with less mess.

Total: 45 mins

Roast Duck with Dried Cherry Sauce


Tired of the same old turkey on the holiday table? This could be the year to switch to duck. It's easy to cook and practically impossible to dry out - it stays moist and reheats well (see Tip). Almost all the fat is under the skin and drips off during cooking. We serve the duck with an incredibly rich-tasting gravy, adding port and dried fruit to a giblet stock for sophistication in seconds.

Total: 3 hrs

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