Duckling with Green Grapes

Appears in
Two Fat Ladies: Full Throttle

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1998

  • About

Green grapes are usually identified with receipts called Veronique, but not in this case. The sweetness of the grapes with the damson jelly goes very well with duckling and cuts the fatty content of the bird. A good dinner party dish when served with a purée of celeriac and potato.


  • 2.25kg/5lb duckling
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 350


Prick the duck all over, rub salt and pepper on to the skin, put in a roasting tin in a pre-heated oven at 220°C/425°F/Gas 7 for 30 minutes until the duck is light brown. While the duck is cooking, wash and strain grapes, reserve a few for decoration an