How to Roast a Duck

Make the holidays special with this Christmas roast duck with cranberry-orange glaze, featuring perfectly crisp skin and a spiced glaze full of festive flavors.

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Place the duck on a sturdy cutting board and score the breast skin in a criss-cross pattern using a sharp knife. This allows the duck fat to drain, ensuring crispy skin. 

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Stuff the duck cavity with onion quarters, lemon quarters and herbs and tie together the legs. Generously sprinkle with salt and place in the refrigerator uncovered for a minimum of an hour.

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Rub the duck with the dry spices and place in a roasting pan on a rack. Roast for 15 minutes in a 425-degree oven, and then turn the temperature to 350 degrees and cook until desired doneness.

Serve with the cranberry-orange glaze and enjoy every delicious, decadent bite. You'll love this roast duck for the holiday season!

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What to serve with duck

cranberry  Bourbon sour

brown butter  mashed potatoes

Spiced-brandy cranberry sauce