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This roasted duck is a nice change from traditional turkey at Thanksgiving. I made this out of the blue one year, served it with all the usual side dishes, and my whole family — who had never eaten duck before — enjoyed it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
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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 the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Combine paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; rub spice mixture onto skin of duck. Place duck in a roasting pan.

  • Roast in the preheated oven for 1 hour.

  • Spoon 1/4 cup melted butter over duck and continue cooking for 45 minutes more.

  • Spoon remaining 1/4 cup melted butter over duck and cook until golden brown, about 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

625 calories; protein 51.8g; carbohydrates 1g; fat 45.1g; cholesterol 280mg; sodium 1538.1mg. Full Nutrition
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