Step By Step Instructions

  1. How to roast a duck step 1

    We show you how to roast a duck..

    Preheat your oven to 200oc, Fan 180oc, Gas Mark 6. Weigh the duck without giblets and pat the skin of the duck with a kitchen towel to remove excess moisture. 

  2. How to roast a duck step 2

    Prick the skin around the duck legs.

  3. How to roast a duck step 3

    Season with salt and pepper.

  4. How to roast a duck step 4

    Place on a rack in a roasting tin and roast in the middle of the oven for 40 minutes per kg plus 10 minutes extra.

  5. How to roast a duck step 5

    When the duck is cooked cover with foil and rest for 10-20 minutes.

Hints & Tips

  • Save the fat from your roast duck to use for making delicious crispy potatoes.
  • It is very important to rest your duck before serving; this equilibrates the temperature and spreads the moisture around.
  • You can easily make duck crackling by cutting the skin into thin strips and frying until crisp.  Use this on salads or as part of your favourite duck recipe.
  • Remove your whole duck from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking