Step By Step Instructions
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.
Prick the skin around the duck legs.
Season with salt and pepper.
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.
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