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Christmas Duck Stuffing

Duck is always special! To make it more so for Christmas, serve it with this lovely stuffing, but don't stuff it into the duck. It will cause the duck to cook unevenly. Stuff the duck neck skin with it and you'll have perfect rounds of stuffing encased in delicious crispy skin.


1 medium onion, chopped
2 rashers bacon, chopped
100g pistachio nuts, shelled
100g pine nuts roasted
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
1/2 tbsp sage, chopped
1/2 tbsp thyme, chopped
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 cup white breadcrumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Equipment required

  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Wooden spoon
  • Mixing bowl large
  • Kitchen string

Products used

Whole Duck

Whole Duck


1. In a suitable pan over a medium heat cook the bacon for 1-2 minutes. Add the onion to the pan  and cook it without colouring for a 2 minutes. allow to cool slightly

2. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients together and mix well.

3. Stuff duck neck skin with mixture and secure at both ends with string or  a wooden cocktail stick.

4.Cook alongside roast duck for 15-20 minutes or until firm and golden.

Chef’s Tips

This stuffing maybe prepared up to several days prior to cooking the festive meal.

If you are cooking for a crowd double the recipe and press mixture into a long loaf tin and bake basting with a little duck fat every now and then.

LUV to Help You

Christmas Duck Accompaniments

Duck Fat - How to Render

Products used

Whole Duck

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Rating: 5 / 5

I make a duck every year for Christmas and this is my go-to recipe for the stuffing - a big winner every year.

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