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Roast duck recipes

Make the most of this versatile bird with our best roast duck recipes. Try it Peking style, with classic hoisin sauce, slow roasted, glazed and more.

125 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This easy yet impressive recipe makes a stylish main course for a special occasion

35 mins
Easy
81 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

It's almost impossible to overcook duck legs - so try this rich, slow-roasted dish

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
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28 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A classic, hugely popular recipe from France - one you can make time and time again and it just gets better

2 hrs and 50 mins
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28 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This rich, fruity recipe has just two ingredients - don't be put off by the cooking time, it's mostly walk-away time

4 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

The sweet syrup brings out the intense flavour of the duck beautifully in this dinner party winner

45 mins
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19 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A restaurant-quality dish by Gordon Ramsay made using easily found ingredients

1 hr and 10 mins
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9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A delicious way to cook duck which is well worth the wait

2 hrs and 50 mins
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Make a minimalist version of cassoulet by slow-roasting duck legs with white beans and carrots. It's a dish that's big on flavour but with few ingredients

2 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Buying ready-prepared duck confit makes this luxurious meal for two really simple. Try it served with mashed potatoes and watercress

1 hr
Easy
15 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Tender duck breasts with subtle Chinese spice, finished with a ginger-infused oriental gravy

40 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Christmas dinner for two? Forget having to carve a whole duck and enjoy this meltingly soft, crispy skinned leg and breast meat version instead

3 hrs and 50 mins
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4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Follow Gordon's steps for a sensational roast duck dinner, perfect for entertaining

3 hrs and 10 mins
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5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

If you're making Christmas lunch or dinner for a small group of people, Curtis Stone's duck is just right – it's full of flavour and so much easier to cook than a big bird

1 hr
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7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Try roast duck as an easy alternative to the usual turkey dinner on Christmas Day. A sticky Seville orange and marmalade glaze makes it even more festive

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

John Torode's whole crispy duck with maltose marinade makes for an impressive centrepiece. The cavity is stuffed with star anise, spring onion and ginger.

1 hr and 50 mins
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This hearty French classic combines meltingly tender meat with crispy skin, and can be made well in advance - perfect for dinner parties

2 hrs and 45 mins
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9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A classic recipe for honeyed Peking duck, serve with Chinese pancakes, spring onions and hoisin sauce for a mouthwatering main course

2 hrs and 10 mins
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4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

The sour element in this recipe really cuts through the rich duck meat and cashews

50 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Duck is a great choice for a special festive meal for two

2 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Cover your duck legs with sea salt and leave for 24 hours to infuse before rinsing and roasting for a crisp finish

1 hr and 20 mins
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This slow-cooked duck salad makes a great centrepiece for entertaining – dinner party guests will love the range of textures and flavours

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10 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

If you're looking for an alternative Sunday roast, try this roast spiced duck served with plums. It's the perfect balance of savoury, sweet and sour

3 hrs
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