Orange Roasted Duck 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 2 hours



  • 1 5-lb duck
  • 2 oranges, zested, and cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup orange jam
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper


Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Prepare duck by placing the neck to the back with skewers. Fold wings to the back. Then place breast side up in a roasting pan.

Stuff the duck with half of the orange wedges and brush the duck with melted butter. Roast until skin is crisp, about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Let sit 15 minutes.

Meanwhile prepare the orange sauce by combining the zest, orange jam, soy sauce, orange juice, ground mustard, and ground pepper. Bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch with 1 tsp cold water and stir. Whisk into sauce until the sauce thickens and boils. Boil for 3 minutes.

Brush the duck with the sauce and garnish with the remaining wedges. Serve with additional sauce.


The duck must come to a temperature of about 180ºF.

Let duck stand for 10 minutes for easier carving.

Perfect Pairing

Serve this Orange Roasted Duck with Roasted Cauliflower with Pepper.