Orange Ginger Roasted Duck

Like many things I’ve never cooked with, I looked at the duck in my freezer as a challenge to be embraced, not feared. Ultimately, I learned that I need to make duck more often, so I can learn the ways of this tricky bird. I’ll be on the lookout for deals on duck at my local farmer’s markets as the summer goes on!

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Orange Ginger Roasted Duck

  • 1 small duck (around 5 lbs)
  • 1 small can orange juice concentrate (thawed)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt butter and mix together with honey, ginger and orange juice concentrate. Glaze duck with mixture and place in oven, on a roasting rack inside a roasting pan. After 3o minutes, turn duck breast-side down and lower the heat to 300°F. Roast 2-2 1/2 hours, basting with glaze occasionally, until juices run clear. Turn duck over again to crisp the skin.

Fia Marquis

Fia Marquis is a home cook who enjoys gardening, creating recipes, collecting vintage Pyrex, cooking for herself and her husband, and trying to keep up with their toddler and three cats.

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