Roasted Duck

by Cindy Yanasha Angulo in , ,

Here we have a 5 ingredient dinner that you can basically forget about after throwing it in the oven! I usually love duck when it's curried but this roast is so crispy, tender, and flavorful. The best part: it tastes like a lot of work but it is so easy.


Time: 2 hours


  • 1 whole 5 lb duck, cleaned, skin on
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter


  1. Wash the duck with cold water (and lemon juice if you like).
  2. Preheat the oven to 375.
  3. Pat it dry with a paper towel.
  4. Sprinkle the salt, pepper & paprika on each side, rubbing it into the skin. 
  5. Place it chest-side up in a 9x13 Pyrex on top of a rack if you have it (so the fat drips off the duck while it cooks).
  6. Bake for 1 hour uncovered, then take it out, drizzle with the butter, and put it back into the oven for another 30 minutes.