Crisp and moist duck roasted like my Polish grandmother used to make.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Wash duck and pat dry. Score breast and legs by cutting into skin with sharp knife, going 2/3 of the way through the skin, being careful not to slice into meat. Season the cavity and the outside of the duck with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper; massage spices into meat. Sprinkle caraway seeds over duck, and into scored skin. Place on a rack in a roasting pan, breast side up.

  • Roast duck in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn breast side down, and roast for an additional 15 minutes. Remove duck from the oven; reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Turn duck breast side up again, and return to the oven for 20 minutes. Turn duck one more time, breast side down. Roast for a final 20 minutes. Remove duck from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 21.8g 44% DV; carbohydrates 4.5g 2% DV; fat 31.3g 48% DV; cholesterol 91.1mg 30% DV; sodium 66mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
Sorry you have to turn the duck one more time.It should end with breast side up and total cooking time should be 1 and 1/2 hours. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/08/2012
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
Sorry you have to turn the duck one more time.It should end with breast side up and total cooking time should be 1 and 1/2 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2009
Good recipe. Just keep in mind that the total cooking time depends on the size of the duck--mine was 2 1/2 hrs because it was almost 7 lbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2012
I have not made duck in 20 years. This was worth the wait! Ducks are lil guys so I cooked 2 good thing since I have 5 people in the family and one is a 16 yo boy! He had never eaten duck of course and he loved it! The whole family really enjoyed this meal! It is super simple and super Yummy! I told DS I was replacing the T Day turkey with duck and he bout cried. He loves turkey we can have both next year! I rubbed the duck with the spice mixture and roasted them till they reached 160 degrees. Moist and delish! Hubby wanted the duck straight up so I went w/o any sauce. I also made the most Fantastic roasted potatoes while the duck was cooking with the duck fat!! OMG They were the best part!! Small red potatoes salt pepper and poultry seasoning poured on the fat and cooked till they were golden brown. Thanks for a Great recipe HE Be GB. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/08/2012
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2012
This was definitely a good starter recipe for cooking duck. I didn't care much for the caraway seed.(not sure if it was taste or mostly texture)But the rest of my family loved this recipe. So second time around I made one like this and one minus the caraway. Both were gone quickly. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2015
First time I roasted a duck and was a bit hesitant about using the caraway seeds but went ahead and used them anyway. Glad I did. I had to adjust the roasting time as I had a 6 lb. duck. I will definitely roast another one! I will use this recipe ingredients for other roasting ideas such as chicken and roasts and such. Definitely a great meal! I drained the fat and used the remaining juices and spices and made a fantastic gravy that was poured over the pieces of duck in my plate! There was only one leg and the bones left which will now be "Duck Soup!" Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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