Roast Duck with Orange Sauce

roast duck with orange sauce

Roast Duck with Orange Sauce

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Learn how to make Roast Duck with an Orange Sauce. It's a great dish for family gatherings, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special occasion.
Servings: 8
Calories: 976
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes


  • 4 lb duck
  • salt
  • 1/2 pint chicken stock

for the sauce

  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 oz plain flour
  • 1/4 pint orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons brandy optional
  • salt and pepper
  • Garnish
  • orange slices
  • watercress sprigs


  • Weigh the duck and calculate the cooking time. Allow 30 minutes per 450 g (1 lb). Rub the salt over the duck.
  • Place the duck on a wire rack in a roasting tin and roast in a moderately hot oven for the calculated time.
  • Remove the duck from the oven and place on a hot serving dish to keep warm. Pour off the fat and reserve any juices from the tin.
  • To make the sauce: fry the onion in the oil until soft, add the flour and gradually blend in the orange juice, stock and reserved juices.
  • Bring the sauce to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 2 minutes, then add the brandy, if using, and seasoning.
  • Serve the duck garnished with orange slices and watercress sprigs and serve the sauce separately.
  • Microwave Tip
  • For a really crisp skin and moist, tender flesh, cook duck in microwave oven for 25 minutes, turning dish once. Remove from dish and cook on rack in roasting tin in a very hot oven for a further 25 minutes.
Calories: 976 kcal
Carbohydrates: 7 g
Protein: 27 g
Fat: 91g
Saturated Fat: 30 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 173 mg
Sodium: 477 mg
Potassium: 559 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 2 g
Vitamin A: 412 IU
Vitamin C: 15 mg
Calcium: 31 mg
Iron: 6 mg
Ingredients Duck
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