This Five-spice Orange glazed duck is the perfect duck recipe to make at home for cooks of any skill level. It is so easy and full of flavor!
For the roast duck:
1tbspfive spice powder
1orangezested and cut into six slices
For the duck glaze:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
To prepare the duck remove any innards and pat the bird dry. Mix the salt and the five spice powder together and generously season the duck’s cavity and exterior.
Combine the garlic, ginger, and orange zest. Rub the inside of the duck with the garlic mixture. Stuff the cavity with the orange slices, then truss the bird by tying the legs together with kitchen twine.
Roast the duck for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Meanwhile make the glaze, by whisking all four glaze ingredients until combined.
After the duck has cooked for 1 hour and 15 minutes, cook for an additional 35 minutes, glazing three more times throughout that time period, until the duck reaches 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer, measured at the thickest part of the leg. The duck is ready to eat, enjoy!
*Orange marmalades seem to vary a lot in sweetness and bitterness. I used a pretty sweet one, Harry & David brand.