image description November 19, 2015

Bohemian Roasted Duck with Caraway

Bohemian Roasted Duck with Caraway

Ingredient List Print Recipe

  • 1 large duck, roughly 5 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

Czech-Style Roasted Duck

By Andrew Zimmern

Serve this roasted duck with braised red cabbage and sliced potatoes sautéed crisp in some reserved duck fat for the authentic Czech experience.



Wash and dry the duck. Prick it all over with a small sharp fork. Sprinkle with the salt, inside and out. Let rest 24 hours on a rack unwrapped in your refrigerator.

Remove duck and let come to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a small dry skillet, lightly toast the caraway seeds.

Prick duck all over again and season with the caraway, rubbing it in to the duck inside and out.

Place one inch of water in the bottom of a deep roasting pan. Place duck on a rack in the roasting pan.

Roast for roughly 100 minutes, until duck is a deep golden brown. Baste during the last 30 minutes of cooking with the orange juice.

Let duck rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.


Photograph by Madeleine Hill. 


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