Maple Glazed Duck

It’s the beginning of the festive season! Why not change things up this year with a delicious roast duck?!

I absolutely adore duck – it’s one of my favourite meats! This recipe is full of flavour with very little effort needed in the kitchen, sit back and relax while it looks after itself!

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This recipe is Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Paleo.

1 Duck (1.5-2kg)
Juice and zest of 2 oranges
1/4 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1 tbsp dried thyme
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 whole orange


  1. Preheat your oven to 190°c/375°F.
  2. In a small saucepan combine the orange zest, juice, maple syrup, balsamic, thyme and garlic.
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  3. Place over a low heat for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Prick the skin of the duck all over and place breast up on a wire cooking rack.
  5. Slice the orange and place in the cavity of the duck.
  6. Baste the duck with 1/2 of the marinade and place in the oven 60 minutes per KG and 20 mins over.
  7. Baste every 10-15 minutes until the marinade runs out.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to rest before serving and enjoy!

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