Total Time
1hr 46mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 36 mins

I made a quail recipe similar to this-but tonight I had a duck. We served this over rice with stir-fried vegetables.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the duck in half, through the backbone and breast, using kitchen sissors.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients together and marinate the duck for at least 2 hours.
  3. Strain and reserve the marinade.
  4. Pre-heat your oven to 170c and cook the duck for 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Increase the oven temperature to 200c for a further 10 minutes or until the duck skin is crisp and brown.
  6. Place the marinade in a small saucepan bring to the boil and cook over a high heat for about 10 minutes or until reduced by half.
  7. Remove the duck and allow to rest for about 10 minutes before cutting the halves in half.
  8. Serve with a little of the reduced marinade poured over.


Most Helpful

I thought this recipe was delicious , my first time cooking duck so almost cooked too long but fantastic taste

Happi Pappi March 18, 2007

great recipe, really really tasty. Made it for mother's day and it was a hit. I also recommend "painting" the reduced sauce onto the duck at the very end of the roast so it glazes. One thing to note for anyone making it - temp is in celcius! Conversion is about 350 for the main roast and 390 to crisp the skin at the end.

Austin Brown May 15, 2006

Oh my gosh, this was soooo good. I couldn't find any pomegranate molasses, so used plain old fancy molasses and since I was only cooking for two, I used duck breasts and marinated them for about 4 1/2 hours. While reducing the marinade, I added about 1/2 tsp of honey and 2 tsp of soy sauce. Thanks for this great recipe!

WendyinGermany April 02, 2006

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