Homemade roasted duck

I don’t have much confidence to prepare duck except for boiling it for a long time as salted vegetable soup because of the tough meat and strong gamey smell. But the other day I bought one because I wanted to try Delicousasianfoods Itek Sioh recipe. However, when I took out the duck, I found the little duckie so fleshy and nice. I gave it a little massage and can feel the solid meats and wonder if it will make a good roasted duck.

So, I took out my Jamie Oliver cookbook and had a quick flip to see how Jamie prepares his duck. Jamie has made duck’s preparations so simple. That gives me the idea to make a roasted duck.

I slather five spice powder, honey, chinese cooking wine, mustard, oyster sauce, bean sauce, soya sauce and leave the duck to marinate for several hours. Then, I cover it with aluminium foil and bake for 1+ hours at 200 deg. celcius. My duck is rather small so it doesn’t take long to cook.


After that, I pour out the juices and gravies plus lots of oil and put the duck back into the oven to bake for another 40 minutes. I cranked up the temperature to 240 deg celcius at the last 10 minutes. Heh, I just love the way Jamie says, ‘crank up the oven’. Like the oven has buttons and levers.

What I got is this delicious, tender, flavourful homemade roasted duck. It is not the best Hongkong Roasted duck but it certainly is a nice, refreshing way of preparing duck. In fact, I think it will make an impressive dish for dinners with friends because you can carve the duck like a turkey.

So, give duck a try. It takes longer to cook but the gamey meat is a good change. My duck costs RM13 which I brought from Jusco frozen department.

When preparing duck, remember to cut away the little sack above the duck’s butt. It is very smelly and is like the eau de parfum of the duck. Hahaha. Don’t ever bite into one because some roasted duck has it. I tell you, that yellowish, oily eau de parfum will stick to your taste buds for a long time. Ewsss..it stinks!

Post Author: Lilian

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9 thoughts on “Homemade roasted duck

    Cindy Chin

    (June 27, 2007 - 4:50 pm)

    Know what?? I like the way you described the Eau De Parfum!! I actually LOL in the office!


    (June 27, 2007 - 5:11 pm)

    This is not Itik Sioh but it is Sioh Itik! LOL!

    Good work there! Looks good!


    (June 27, 2007 - 6:11 pm)

    Look so yummy! My family loves ducks, and we used to have roasted ducks quite often coz my parents used to raise ducks on the farm. But, mom has not cooked duck for the last two years as dad’s chrolestro level is on the alert.

    Agnes Tan

    (June 27, 2007 - 11:09 pm)

    Since you like Jamie too,
    Watch Jamie’s Lamb Curry Song on YouTube




    (June 28, 2007 - 12:26 am)

    HAHAHAHAA Eau de parfum… love that phrase! I normally cut away the Whole B.nose. I just can’t stand the sight let alone the smell! I think i got the stink-bomb by accident when i was a little kid. The B.nose to me is like Dracula to garlic! 😀



    (June 29, 2007 - 3:54 am)

    Looks really good! I’m living near Atlanta so we get wonderful roast duck from there and it’s not too expensive (for us). Well, compared to RM of course it’s pricey. I pay about USD15-20 for a whole duck, that’s how much in RM eh?

    Where can I get your address so I can mail you fun stuff to try and make food with? keke

    […] photo is not that attractive because I was busy with my roasted duck and has no time for any proper pic as everyone is waiting to dig into that […]

    Sweet Jasmine

    (July 3, 2007 - 5:09 pm)

    LOL, eau de parfum.. I heard from somewhere that to get a beautiful and smooth complexion you must eat the chicken butt plus the oil sac.. I don’t know whether the duck eau de parfum will work too..he..he.. No harm trying??

    Richard Cornel

    (July 10, 2007 - 11:57 am)

    I am new to your site and an amateur cook. I love the roast duck recipe you presented and will try it this Sunday. I have tried some duck recipes but somehow not able to get rid of the smell. I do not know how the hawkers do it. I have inserted the cavity with ginger and garlic and 5 spice powder to no avail. Are there any known methods?. Appreciate some assistance as I love eating duck.

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