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Roast Duck with Lavender Citrus Spice

I roast duck again but this time I can't find Pekin's Long Island's duck at my local market.So I just buy the regular duck that breeds in Pennsylvania.There is a big different between both type of duck.This regular duck is more skinny than Pekin duck. Beside the physical appearance different ,this regular type of duck is not as moist as Pekin duck which I roast while ago.Check out my crispy-roast-duck here!! This time I didn't soak the duck in a bucket of ice cold water ! Instead I rub with Lavender Citrus Spices herbs.This spices flavor is quite interesting..Here I would like to share this simple recipe with you..

1 duck,about 4-5 pounds,thawed

2 orange,cut halves for stuffing

4 tbsp lavender citrus spices

2 tbsp sea salt

some maltose for brushing*optional*


1:Remove plastic bag cover thawed duck,then remove and discard excess fat from body cavity and neck. Prick skin all over very thoroughly with a fork on both sides (25 to 30 pricks for each duck or as many times as you can to make the skin crispy).

2:Rub lavender spices and salt all over the duck.Then stuff the cut oranges into the cavity.Lay duck breast side facing down in baking tray over alumium foil in fridge for 3 hours or longer.

3:Preheat oven at 375 F.Use bake setting to bake the duck for 45 -50 minutes ,then turn breast facing upward for another 45 minutes or until lightly brown.

4::Remove duck from oven brush with maltose all over the skin, let it sit for 10-15 minutes before carving.Serve warm as main course or appetizer.

The spice I used for rubbing
The lavender spice



Taste of My Life said...
May 14, 2009 at 10:13 AM

This is looking good and delicious!

Little Corner of Mine said...
May 14, 2009 at 2:10 PM

Wah, this looks very delicious and moist to me! I think I need to buy a duck at the oriental store this weekend.

~~louise~~ said...
May 14, 2009 at 5:21 PM

I agree, there is such a difference. However, your Roast Duck looks heavenly!

sue said...
May 14, 2009 at 7:35 PM

OMG.. Lesley, your duck looks so, so delicious...I love ducks..I read your crispy roast duck too..have to try out..thanks for the recipes...

Anonymous said...
May 15, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Will you please tell us who is the manufacturer of the levender spice rub?

Tastes of Home said...
May 16, 2009 at 1:17 AM

wow! u roast your own duck!! hehe so cool! I will definitely try that soon hehe

the lavender rub sounds interesting!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
May 16, 2009 at 2:04 AM

taste of my life:
Thank you for dropping by:)

thanks! can't wait to see your duck posting soon!!

thank you:) I agree with you...dunno why the Meat Farm doesn't sell Long Island duck now..Hope the family who managed the farm still around..

thank you:) can't wait to see your roast duck posting!

it's product of USA..all I can find written on the label is

thank you:)looking forward your duck posting soon:)

pigpigscorner said...
May 16, 2009 at 4:46 AM

The spice rub sounds delicious! It looks perfect!

test it comm said...
May 16, 2009 at 4:57 PM

That duck looks good! I have been wanting to try cooking with lavender.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
May 16, 2009 at 10:15 PM

thank you :)

thank you.I'm looking forward your lavender posting soon!!

noobcook said...
May 18, 2009 at 10:14 PM

I love the touch of lavendar in the marinade! It really looks so tasty.

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.