Roast Wild Duck

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Dec. 07, 2008


Wild mallard duck 1 1/2 Pound (Ready To Cook)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/8 Teaspoon
Onion slice 3 (1/4 Inch Thick)
Celery stalk 1
Carrot 1 Medium (Pared)
Juniper berries 3
Bacon slices 2
Dry white wine 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1) Rinse the duck in cold water well and pat dry with paper towels.

2) Dredge the surface and body cavity with salt and pepper.

3) Preheat the oven to 450F.


4) Fill the duck cavity with onion, celery, carrot, and juniper berries.

5) Secure the skin of neck to back, with poultry pin.

6) Fold wing tips under body, to secure wings close to it.

7) Using the poultry pins, close body cavity.

8) Tightly tie the duck with twine, and tie the ends of legs together.

9) Arrange the duck on the rack in shallow roasting pan.

10) Secure bacon slices across top; baste with wine.

11) Place the roasting pan in the oven and roast for 30 minutes, basting frequently with wine, roast for more time if well done duck is desired.


12) Remove the ducks from oven and remove poultry pins and twine.

13) Slice the duck into serving-size pieces, and place over platter.

14) Serve hot with desired sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 877Calories from Fat 477

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 53 g81.5%

Saturated Fat 17 g85%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 758 mg31.58%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.3%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 63 g126%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet