Whole Roast Duck with Balsamic Vinegar & Honey Glaze

For an alternative to traditional duck with orange sauce, use this recipe's tangy balsamic vinegar and honey glaze.

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Prep Time {30 min}

Cook Time {1.5 hr}

Serving Size {4 servings}

Ingredients


1 Maple Leaf Farms Whole Duck, defrosted, giblets removed


To Taste Salt and Pepper


10 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar


1/4 cup Honey


1/2 tsp. Black Pepper, freshly ground


1/2 tsp. Red Wine Vinegar

Directions

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1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Remove duck from bag and rinse under cold water. Generously season duck cavity and skin with salt and pepper. Tie legs together with string. Roast duck, breast-side up, for 20 minutes. Remove duck from oven. Prick skin numerous times with a sharp meat fork being careful not to pierce meat; return to oven. Continue to roast for 1 hour and 10 minutes. While roasting, frequently baste duck with juices from bottom of roasting pan.


2. While duck is roasting, combine 10 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar, honey and pepper in small saucepan. Over high heat, bring to a boil. Boil until mixture starts to thicken. Stir constantly until mixture is very thick and reduced to about 3 Tbsp. Remove from heat; add remaining balsamic and red wine vinegar. Keep warm until duck is cooked. (If glaze cools and becomes too thick, warm over low heat, stirring constantly.)


3. When duck is cooked, remove from oven and dry skin with paper towels. Brush duck with a thick coat of warm glaze; place in oven for 1 minute. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh herbs.






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Anonymous

Made this every thanksgiving since 2001!

Anonymous

Most glazes and sauces are too sweet for my husband. He often requests this recipe

Anonymous

This is not a sweet glaze, which is good.

Anonymous

However, I used Raspberry Vinegar instead of Red Wine Vineger what makes it extremely delicious

Anonymous

great

Anonymous

Delicious but I added a little fresh ginger to mine also.

Anonymous

We just had this for Christmas and it was perfect. A great alternative to all of those orange-based recipes.

Anonymous

absolutely delicious. both the balsamic and honey flavours were wonderfully complimentary... our connoisseur friends were most impressed!

Anonymous

We liked it but it is missing someting like salt or more sweet and sour. Thanks!

Anonymous

A+

Anonymous

easy and lovely recipe!

Anonymous

very good

Anonymous

Nice

Anonymous

very good look tasty

Anonymous

nice

Anonymous

So simple and easy im sure this Recipe will knock their shoes off. Just what I was looking for. Thank you.

Anonymous

Very tastey !

Anonymous

Yummy! Beautiful!

Anonymous

Delicious!!

Anonymous

5

Anonymous

LIKE THE GLAZE

Anonymous

Roasting a duck it is important to poke holes in the bottom(only) of the duck to drain all Fat. We raised these ducks all my childhood. Easy to make it less greasy