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Simple and Savory Roast Duckling

A rich, roasted duck filled with herbs and more is an easy way to bring everyone to the table

Simple and Savory Roast Duckling
Print Recipe


  • 5 pound duck
  • 1 tablespoon butter (melted)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 small onion (quartered)
  • 4 garlic cloves (peeled)


PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees and spray a roasting pan with vegetable oil.

In a bowl, mix the melted butter with the salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder; set aside.

Clean the duck well and pat dry. Stuff the cavity of the bird with the quartered lemons and onions, thyme sprigs and garlic cloves.

Brush the bird with the seasoned butter and bake for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, basting the duck every 15 minutes. This is a simple and savory duck recipe.

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