Total Time
3hrs 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins

This is easy and it was quite tasty. Nothing fancy, but a nice way to have a simple duck meal. The duck first cooks in it's own fat, then is baked to crisp up the outside. I didn't make a sauce I just served it with mashed "caulitatoes" with cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rub the duck with salt (you don't have to use all of it), and let sit in the fridge for an hour. After an hour, brush as much of the salt off the duck.
  2. Pour the wine, into a dutch oven. Add the thyme and garlic, and then the duck, skin side down.
  3. Heat the wine to a boil, cover and reduce to a gentle simmer. Cook at a simmer for 2 hours.
  4. Remove from the liquid (and fat that has rendered), and put on a baking tray. Bake at 425 F for 30 minutes, turning half way though.
  5. (You could skim the fat off the wine and make a sauce from the wine if you wanted).


Most Helpful

I really enjoyed this recipe; it was very tender and absolutely delicious. I will definitely be making it again! I served it with a cherry sauce and added the juices to the sauce.

Bigbunnies December 10, 2008

Once, I while I was at the International Market in Atlanta an purchased a Siagon duck meal at the cafeteria. It was delicious, and really tender. I've made duck often, but never that tender--until now. Thank you for sharing this with us. This recipe works if you double everything, i.e. quarter a whole duck, etc. Also, I didn't have any thyme sprigs, but got some rosemary sprigs off the bush at the side of the house, and it worked fine. Thanks again!

Oldman437 March 26, 2008

This is one of the best ive tried! Most of the recipies on here are sweet or spicy and this was just perfect!

SweetSeptember April 05, 2007

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