Roast Duck Legs With Red Wine Sauce

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

You could try this recipe using a half leg of lamb - same amount of cooking time would be needed .


  1. Heat oven to 190 C.
  2. Place duck legs in single layer in a roasting pan on a bed of rosemary sprigs and garlic cloves.
  3. Sprinkle them with salt and five spice powder.
  4. Roast for one hour.
  5. Meanwhile place wine and jelly in a pot and simmer on a low heat.
  6. Stir to dissolve jelly, simmer 5 minutes.
  7. Spoon off almost all the fat from duck.
  8. Pour wine mixture around duck.
  9. Roast further 15 minutes until sauce reduces.
Most Helpful

Yummy duck thanks Kate. I used a whole duck which I stuffed with half the rosemary and about 3 cloves of garlic, then sat it on the other half of the rosemary and another 3 cloves of garlic, I sprinkled some red chili flakes over too. I baked it in my clay pot for two hours before pouring the sauce over and finishing it with the lid off for 15 minutes more. I was a bit worried that 5 spice (Asian) and rosemary and red wine (very European) wouldn't be quite right, but it was great.

JustJanS October 30, 2009