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Roasted Duck

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars
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"I made this last year out of the blue, and my whole family enjoyed it. We had never had duck before, and it was a nice exchange for the traditional turkey. We served it with all the usual side dishes."
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Ingredients

2 h 10 m servings 625
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Rub salt, pepper, and paprika into the skin of the duck. Place in a roasting pan.
  3. Roast duck in preheated oven for 1 hour. Spoon 1/4 cup melted butter over bird, and continue cooking for 45 more minutes. Spoon remaining 1/4 cup melted butter over duck, and cook for 15 more minutes, or until golden brown.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 625 calories; 45.1 1 51.8 280 1538 Full nutrition

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Awesome recipe the duck was fabulous! I added a bit of garlic to the rub, I also put half a stick of butter in the duck before putting it in the oven and the last 15 minutes of cooking i glazed ...

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A decent, basic duck recipe that doesn't overpower the flavor of the duck with too many spices. The butter, however, is *extreme* overkill. Duck is already a very fatty meat. The last thing i...

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A decent, basic duck recipe that doesn't overpower the flavor of the duck with too many spices. The butter, however, is *extreme* overkill. Duck is already a very fatty meat. The last thing i...

Awesome recipe the duck was fabulous! I added a bit of garlic to the rub, I also put half a stick of butter in the duck before putting it in the oven and the last 15 minutes of cooking i glazed ...

Love, love love this recipe. I had always liked the inside of duck, but was not fond at all of the sweet sauce that was always on top. Noone else seemed to know how to do a savory skin. thank...

Great recipe. Very easy and tasty. I put a quartered lemon and some sprigs of fresh thyme and savory in the cavity. I did not add butter but basted it with the rendered fat. I made a gravy with ...

I debated on giving this 5 stars (I feel people give those too easily and they lose value) but this dish earned it. My husband and I both stopped mid- first bite and looked at each other with su...

Very simple to make and delicious. The whole family loved it! One tip, get a food thermometer that you can keep in the meat while it's cooking. The probe runs a wire to the outside of the oven...

This is such an incredibly delicious recipe! I was skeptical at first, given the simplicity of the recipe. Anyway, this was a huge hit with my entire family. Next time though, I'll be making t...

WONDERFUL!!! I made this for Thanksgiving, a bit fearful, but with so many raving reviews I had to try it. First, I poked many holes in the "skin only" to help release the grease (as recommende...

This will be the recipe I will use whenever I serve duck.....my husband loves duck, I wanted something special to serve him for his birthday supper, he was smiling throughout the entire meal!! T...