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Roast Duck Cooking Times and Calculator

Whether you’re roasting a whole duck, or just cooking a duck breast, this page will tell you how to cook duck perfectly. It tells you how long your duck needs to cook, hints and tips on the best way to cook your roast duck, and some ideas for the best duck recipes around. All you need to do is follow our advice to get the perfect duck dinner!

Duck Roasting Tips

  • Let the meat come up to room temperature before cooking.
  • Prick the skin of the duck with a toothpick or skewer before cooking and season with salt.
  • For super crispy skin, pour a kettle of boiling water over the duck and then leave to dry for an hour before cooking.
  • Don't forget to rest the meat before carving. This allows the meat to relax and distributes the juices throughout. A general rule of thumb used by chefs for resting meat is 1 minute for every 100g of meat.

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