Honey-mustard glazed duck

Honey-mustard glazed duck

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 hrs, 20 mins


Serves 2
Duck is a great choice for a special festive meal for two

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal1035
  • fat79g
  • saturates21g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars41g
  • fibre1g
  • protein42g
  • salt2.87g
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  • 1 small duck, about 1½ kg/3lb 5oz



    Rich and full of flavour, duck meat is extremely nutritious, with high levels of protein, B…

  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 2 tsp five spice powder
  • 200g clear honey
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dry sherry
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard


  1. About an hour before cooking, take the duck out of the fridge to come to room temperature. Heat oven to 140C/ 120C fan/gas 1. Pull out and discard any large lumps of fat from inside the duck, then rub it all over with some salt, the oil and five-spice powder. Sit the duck in a roasting tin, then roast for 2 hrs.

  2. For the glaze, mix the honey, soy, Sherry and mustard in a bowl. When the duck has had its time, remove it from the oven, pour off any fat from the tin and baste generously with the glaze. Turn the oven up to 190C/170C fan/gas 5 and roast the duck for a further 20 mins until sticky and bronzed. Remove the duck to a clean dish to catch any juices and allow it to rest for at least 20 mins before serving.

  3. To make a simple gravy, pour the juices from the roasting tin into a jug or bowl and leave to settle. Use a ladle to remove the fat from the juices, then tip the juices back into the saucepan and reheat to serve.

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15th Feb, 2014
Made this yesterday for valentines day, it tasted amazing!!!! Would definately reccommend!! :)
4th Oct, 2012
Loved it! I cooked this for Xmas 2010 and will probably cook it again this year. It was perfect for the two of us, with the five spice adding lots of flavour. Have to make sure you get a good quality bird though.
13th Nov, 2011
Well we tried it, kinda liked it but won't be doing it again. My husbands comment was "it was nice but disappointing". The duck was tender and not fatty at all which was a nice surprise as duck is renound for being a fatty bird.
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