Luv-a-Duck Recipes

Delicious duck salads – Fresh and easy, great for Summer!

Duck a l’Orange with Watercress


Roast duck:

1 Luv-a-Duck Whole Duck
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 juice orange, halved
4 fresh thyme sprigs
4 fresh marjoram sprigs
2 fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs
1 small onion, cut into 8 wedges

For sauce

1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup Luv-a-Duck duck stock
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon plain flour
1 tablespoon orange zest

1 bunch of watercress washed and portioned

Equipment required

  • Mixing bowl
  • Roasting tray
  • Chef's tray

Products used

Whole Duck

Whole Duck


Roast duck

  1. Preheat oven to 190C.
  2. Stir together salt, coriander, cumin, and pepper.
  3. Pat duck dry and sprinkle inside and out with spice mixture.
  4. Cut 1 half of orange into quarters and put in duck cavity with thyme, marjoram, parsley, and 4 onion wedges.
  5. Place into the oven and roast for 100 minutes.
  6. Tilt duck to drain juices from cavity into pan and transfer duck to a cutting board, reserving juices in pan.
  7. Let duck stand 15 minutes.
  8. Strain the cooking juices removing the top layer of fat and set aside.


  1. Heat sugar in a dry, heavy saucepan over moderate heat, until it begins to melt.
  2. Add orange juice, vinegar, and salt (use caution; mixture will bubble and steam vigorously) and simmer over low heat.
  3. Stirring occasionally, until caramel is dissolved.
  4. Remove syrup from heat and add in the reserved cooking juices about 1 cup.
  5. Stir together butter and flour to form a roux.
  6. Bring pan juices to a simmer in a heavy saucepan, then add roux, whisking constantly to prevent lumps.
  7. Add orange syrup and zest and simmer, whisking occasionally, until sauce is thickened slightly and zest is tender, about 5 minutes.

Chef’s Tips

Serve with duck and watercress.

Products used

Whole Duck

Whole Duck

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Rating: 5 / 5

Very simple to cook. Delicious.

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