Roasted orange duck and roasted potatoes

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Orange and Juniper duck
Orange and Juniper duck
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe This delicious roasted orange duck recipe uses sharp juniper berries, zesty orange juice and runny honey to create a really rich body of flavours that feel super special. Whether youíre looking for a new dinner party recipe or just something really special to give the family this week, this recipe is really simple to make but will look so impressive to any guests. Youíll need to chill the duck for an hour in the marinade, but it actually only takes around 40 minutes to cook, so itís a no fuss option to try this weekend. Serve it up with roasted potatoes and broccoli for a delicious meal that will leave everyone satisfied. Since this recipe serves four people, itís a great one to try if youíve got a lot of mouths to feed. Try it this week and youíll not regret it!


  • 4 duck legs
  • 2tsp juniper berries
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 2 oranges
  • 2tbsp runny honey
  • 5tbsp ruby port
  • 1kg new potatoes, halved
  • A few bay leaves


  1. Season the duck generously with salt and ground black pepper and put into a non-metallic container.
  2. Combine the juniper berries, garlic, orange zest and juice, honey and port. Pour over the duck, cover and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Heat the oven to 200įC or Gas Mark 6.
  4. Arrange the new potatoes in the base of a large roasting tin. Arrange the duck, skin-side down, on top of the potatoes with the other orange cut into wedges and roast for 20 mins.
  5. Turn the duck, add the bay leaves and cook for 20 more mins, until the potatoes are tender and the duck skin is crispy. Served with broccoli, if you like.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 747(kcal)
  • Fat 30.0g
  • Saturates 8.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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