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Crispy Roast Duck with Noubess

Crispy Roast Duck with Noubess

An easy and simple way to cook duck! This Crispy Roast Duck recipe is the perfect holiday main dish or for any special occasion. The duck is tender, juicy, and the skin is deliciously crispy.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 521.24 kcal


  • 1 duck
  • 2 tbsp Noubess Steak Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Noubess Poultry Seasoning
  • 2- star anise
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed or roughly chopped
  • 4 cm piece of fresh root ginger peeled and roughly sliced
  • ½ of red onion or a small red onion roughly chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste optional


  • Preheat the oven to 160ºC/Gas 3/325 F.
  • In a small bowl, mix Noubess Steak Seasoning and Noubess Poultry Seasoning. Add 1 teaspoon salt if preferred. Set aside
    Crispy Roast Duck with Noubess
  • Cut off and discard the flap of fat that hangs over the entrance to the duck’s body cavity. Pat the inside of the cavity with kitchen paper, then season with 1 ½ tablespoon of the seasoning mix. Rub the entire outside of the duck with the five-spice powder, massaging it into the skin. Put the star anise, garlic, ginger, and spring onions into the cavity.
    Crispy Roast Duck with Noubess
  • Place the duck on a rack set over a roasting tin and roast for 160°C/Gas 3 for 1 hour then turn the oven down to 140°C/Gas 1/ 275 F and cook for a further 2½–3 hours, until the flesh is really tender and the skin crisp.
    Crispy Roast Duck with Noubess
  • Once the duck is cooked, transfer to a plate, cover loosely with foil and set aside to rest for 15 minutes.
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  • When the duck has rested, serve it your preferred way.


Updated and re-created from Gordon Ramsay - Crispy Roast Duck with Chinese Pancakes 
Only 2-star anise was added for flavor preference. (I found using 4 star anise without the Chinese spice mixture a bit overhelming in taste.) 
Do not rest the duck flat inside a roasting pan. Better to rest the duck on a rack. 


Calories: 521.24kcalCarbohydrates: 1.47gProtein: 14.86gFat: 50.17gSaturated Fat: 16.84gCholesterol: 96.77mgSodium: 80.9mgPotassium: 279.51mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.41gVitamin A: 213.92IUVitamin C: 4.56mgCalcium: 20.08mgIron: 3.18mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword duck recipe, holiday dinner, holidays recipes, poultry recipes, special occasion dinner
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