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Roasted Duck with Orange Sauce

Roasted Duck with Orange Sauce Recipe

Roasted duck with orange sauce is a classic dish that is perfect for special occasions. The crispy skin of the duck and the sweet and tangy orange sauce make for a mouthwatering combination that is sure to impress. This recipe requires a bit of effort, but the end result is well worth it.

I first tried this dish when I was on vacation in France. It was served at a fancy restaurant, and I was blown away by how delicious it was. I knew I had to try making it myself when I got home, and after a few attempts, I finally perfected the recipe.


  • 1 whole duck (about 4-5 pounds)
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Rinse the duck inside and out and pat it dry with paper towels.
  3. Season the duck generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the duck breast-side up on a roasting rack in a roasting pan.
  5. Cut one of the oranges in half and squeeze the juice over the duck.
  6. Roast the duck for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and golden brown.
  7. While the duck is roasting, prepare the orange sauce. Zest one of the oranges and set the zest aside. Juice both oranges and set the juice aside.
  8. In a small saucepan, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and cornstarch until smooth.
  9. Add the orange juice to the saucepan and whisk to combine.
  10. Heat the sauce over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and comes to a simmer.
  11. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the orange zest.
  12. Once the duck is done, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  13. Serve the duck with the orange sauce on the side.

Serving Suggestions

Roasted duck with orange sauce is perfect for special occasions like holidays or dinner parties. Serve it with a side of roasted vegetables and a glass of red wine for a complete meal. Leftovers can be used in sandwiches or salads.

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