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Crispy Duck in the Oven

Roasty and crispy skin ... Juicy meat ... Stunning aroma ... Cooking duck in the oven - this is something that you definitely need to learn to cook!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Crispy Duck in the Oven, Crispy Duck in the Oven Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 33kcal
Author: Cookie


  • Bowl
  • parchment paper
  • baking pan
  • cling film


  • 1 whole Duck

The Marinade:

  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground garlic
  • 1 pinch ground coriander seed
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 7 tbsp mustard

Stuff the Duck:

  • 1 onion
  • 6 halved garlic cloves


  • Wash the whole duck and dry it well outside and inside with a paper towel. Then put the duck on some paper towels to soak up any water excess. (If you have bought a frozen poultry leave it at room temperature to defrost).
  • Mix 1 pinch of salt, 1 pinch of ground garlic, 1 pinch of ground coriander seed (these species taste perfect on the poultry) and 1 tsp of pepper with 7 tbsp of mustard.
  • Rub generously the bird with the spices mixture inside and outside.
  • Put the duck in a glass bowl and top it with a piece of cling film. Leave it in the fridge for at least 24-48 hours to marinate. 
  • Before roasting the duck, remove it from the fridge 30 minutes ahead.
  • Stuff the duck with one big quartered onion and 6 halved garlic cloves.
  • Place the duck in a baking sleeve with the breast-side facing downwards. Close hermetic the sleeve and arrange it on a roasting pan.
  • Preheat the oven at 360 °F (180°C). Roast the bird for 2 hours. 
  • Once it is done, remove the roasted duck from the oven, open careful baking sleeve and withdraw the bird from it and place it on a serving plate. Leave it uncovered to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Garnish this mouth-watering poultry with Sauerkraut, mashed potato or any other side dish you like.
  • Enjoy your meal!


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg