Oh, honey! If there’s one thing that gets my mouth watering faster than a kid gobbling up gummy bears, it’s the thought of preparing scrumptious roasted duck. Now, you may be thinking, Well golly, ain’t that fancy! But I assure you, it’s as easy as pie!
First off, don’t you go buying a frozen duck! No siree! The best kind is always fresh from the farm. You see, when it comes to cooking, I’m a firm believer that fresh takes home the gold every time. Now, there’s no magic formula here, just some good old elbow grease, and voila! You’ll have yourself a main course to die for.
First order of business, get that oven preheated to a nice n’ cosy 375 degrees. I find it’s like prepping a stage for a big show: providing the perfect setting creates the ideal environment for the star of the show to shine!
Now, while your oven’s doing its thing, it’s time to prepare our leading lady. Go ahead and pamper that duck with a good massage of salt, pepper, and a bit of olive oil. Can’t be stingy here, darling, no way. The key is in the seasoning, add a healthy dash of love.
When it’s all prepped and ready to roll, pop that bird in the oven and let it do its thing. As it roasts, the tantalizing aroma will fill your kitchen, conjuring up images of grandmas in aprons and family mealtime chatter.
And finally, oh the joy of slicing that succulent meat, all golden and glorious! Now that’s a sight to behold. Serve it up with a bit of roast gravy and a side of roast potatoes and watch the delight on your loved ones’ faces. Because nothing beats cooking with love, with each mouthful creating memories sealed in flavor. Bon Appétit!
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Rinse the duck in cold water, then pat dry using a paper towel.
- Score the duck’s skin on the breast in a diamond pattern, being careful not to cut into the meat.
- Season the duck generously with salt and pepper, making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies.
- Apply a thin layer of olive oil over the duck.
- Optionally, stuff the duck with aromatic herbs like rosemary, thyme, and a couple of garlic cloves.
- Place the duck on a rack in a roasting pan, breast side up.
- Slide the roasting pan into your preheated oven.
- Roast the duck for 1 hour, then flip it and roast for another hour.
- Finally, flip the duck again so it’s breast side up, and roast for another hour or until the skin is crispy and browned to your liking.
- Let the duck rest for about 15 minutes before carving to allow the juices to redistribute.
- Carve the duck and serve it hot with your favorite sides. Enjoy the fruits of your labor and the compliments you receive.
That was fresh!