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Citrus Glazed Duck with Orange Sauce



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 21.5 mins (20m prep + 1.5m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

duck a l'orange

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. 2.Score the skin of the duck in a crisscross pattern, being careful not to cut into the meat.
  3. 3.Season the duck generously with salt and pepper, both inside and out.
  4. 4.In a small bowl, combine the orange zest, lemon zest, honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, and grated ginger.
  5. 5.Rub the citrus glaze all over the duck, making sure to get it into the scored skin.
  6. 6.Place the duck on a roasting rack in a roasting pan, breast side up.
  7. 7.Roast the duck in the preheated oven for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  8. 8.While the duck is roasting, prepare the orange sauce. In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, and cornstarch mixture. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens.
  9. 9.Once the duck is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  10. 10.Serve the sliced duck with the orange sauce on the side.
  11. 11.Enjoy your Citrus Glazed Duck with Orange Sauce!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor extra crispy skin, you can place the duck in the refrigerator, uncovered, for a few hours before roasting. This helps to dry out the skin and achieve a better texture.
  • chevron_rightIf you prefer a sweeter glaze, you can add more honey to the citrus glaze mixture.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to adjust the seasoning to your taste. You can add more salt, pepper, or even some herbs like thyme or rosemary to the citrus glaze.
  • chevron_rightServe the duck with your favorite side dishes, such as roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables, or a fresh salad.
  • chevron_rightLeftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat the duck in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until warmed through.