For our anniversary dinner my friend and I made the most incredible roasted duck. It was truly the most amazing fall off the bone, melt in your mouth, bursting with flavor meat I’ve ever eaten. I know it’s a bit off topic, but I had to share. This was too good to keep all to myself! So here is what you will need.
- One 5-6 pound duck (I found mine at my local grocery store)
- Sea salt
- One large orange
- 3 TB Soy sauce (I used Liquid Aminos)
- 2 tsp Minced garlic
- 1 tsp Minced ginger
- 1/2 cup Honey
Make sure the duck is completely thawed out and everything is pulled out of the cavity.
About 3 hours before you plan to cook the bird, pierce the skin randomly with a knife or fork. Rub sea salt all over the bird- front and bottom. Cover it with foil and put it in the refrigerator. Let it chill with salt brine for about 2-3 hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees (fahrenheit). Take the foil off and cook the duck as is for about an 1 & 1/2 hours.
While the bird is still cooking, make the orange glaze. In order to make the glaze, squeeze the juice of one orange into a cup along with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and honey. Mix the glaze. Taste it and add whatever you think it needs.
Then turn up the heat to 475 degrees to crisp up the skin nicely. If the skin is crispy, and the inside is very tender it should be done.
Pour orange glaze over the entire bird and cook it for another 5 minutes or so.
Once the duck is done to your satisfaction, place it on a platter and garnish the edges with sliced fruit and fresh herbs. You can also pour the duck juices into a gravy boat and spoon it over the meat when you eat your meal. Enjoy!