Holiday Duck Recipe

I don’t care for Turkey so we have started experimenting with other types of meat for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We had duck one year for Thanksgiving with friends and we really enjoyed it, so my husband has been experimenting with recipes the last couple years.

This year the duck turned out amazing so I thought I’d share the recipe with you. All credit goes to my husband!



1 5-lb Duck thawed
Boiling water
1 apple quartered
1 orange or grapefruit quartered
1 onion peeled quartered
2 cloves of garlic peeled
1 Tablespoon sea salt
1 Teaspoon black pepper
2 Teaspoon chili powder
2 Teaspoons dill


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Place duck breast side up in roasting pan. Prick skin.
Pour boiling water over the duck to tighten the skin. Pat dry.
Place the apple, orange or grapefruit, onion and garlic inside the cavity.
Mix the seasonings together to create a dry rub. Rub into entire duck.



Place in the oven for 2 hours.


Finished duck


Use the drippings for gravy!

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