Classic Roast Duck

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  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Simple Art of Marrying Food and Wine

By Malcolm Gluck and Mark Hix

Published 2005

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IT’S IMPORTANT TO BUY A DECENT DUCK FOR THIS. Roasting a quality duck is fairly effortless as it takes little cooking and there is not too much fat to contend with. Serve this with some roast potatoes cooked in the pan with the duck.


  • 2 good-quality ducks, each about 1.5-2 kg (3 lb 5 oz-


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas mark 7. Scatter the vegetables and thyme in a roasting tray. Season the ducks, sit them on the vegetables, and roast the birds for