Roast Wild Duck With Blackberry Sauce

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by TammieV

Taken out of "The New Native American Cooking" book in response to a thread.

Top Review by divertingbailey

This was my first time making duck and it was a huge hit with my family. The blackberry sauce is to die for! I'd highly recommend trying this recipe. It was the highlight of our Christmas Eve dinner!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Prick skin all over duck, remove as much fat as possible on the domestic bird.
  3. Rub wild duck with walnut oil or wrap in bacon.
  4. Domestic duck is more greasy and does not need oil or bacon.
  5. Stuff 1/2 the onions and turnip cubes into the cavity.
  6. Season cavity with salt and pepper.
  7. Place duck in roasting pan with about 1/2 inch of water on center rack in oven, breast side down.
  8. turn breast side up after cooked for 20 minutes and bake about 40 minutes longer, til just done.
  9. While duck is roasting, place giblets and remaining onions and turnips in a small dutch oven or oven proof saucepan and roast in the oven with the duck til well browned, about 20 minutes.
  10. Remove dutch oven to the stove top.
  11. Over medium heat, deglaze the dutch oven in the stock, scraping all the bits stuck to the bottom and sides of the pan.
  12. Add the seasonings, wine and vinegar.
  13. Continue to cook til liqid is reduced by 1/3, about 20 minutes.
  14. Add preserves and blackberries.
  15. Cook another 10 minutes or until the preserves are melted into the liquid and the berries have cooked down and are soft.
  16. Strain liquid into a clean sauce pan and set aside.
  17. Discard the solids strained out.
  18. Remove roasted duck from the oven and let stand tented under aluminum foil for 15 minutes before carving.
  19. Reheat sauce just before serving.
  20. Carve duck or quarter, discarding the stuffing and serve hot with sauce poured over top.

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