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Christmas Roast Duck recipe | Recipes From A Pantry

Christmas Roast Duck And How to Roast A Turkey

A simple Christmas roast duck recipe that will be perfect for the festive season and Thanksgiving. Plus a quick guide on how to roast a turkey perfectly.
Course Main
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 507kcal


  • A large duck approx 1.8kg
  • 1.5 tsp baharat spice blend
  • 0.5 tsp ground ginger
  • Salt
  • Half an orange
  • Seeds from one pomegranate


  • Preheat the oven to fan assisted 200C / 220C / 425F / gas 7.
  • Pat the duck dry and prick it all over with a fork.
  • Rub the spices and the salt all over the duck including in the cavity. Then place the half orange in the cavity.
  • Place the duck breast side up in the roasting tray and roast for 20 mins so that the fat starts to run).
  • Then turn the oven down to fan assisted 160C / 180C / 350F / gas 4 and roast the duck for about another 1 hour until the juices run clear or until the internal temperature reads a minimum of 74C (165F). Mine read 98C (208F) in the breast when done and it was perfect for me.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for at least half an hour before carving and serving with lots of pomegranate.


Calories: 507kcal | Protein: 14g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 261mg | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 3mg