“Modern Style” Duck a l’Orange

Try this easy variation on the traditional “l’Orange” recipe!

Enjoy whole duck cooked with an orange salt and served with an orange sauce.



  • 1 x Whole The Duck Farm Duck

Orange Salt Rub:

  • 2 tbsp flaked salt
  • 2 oranges, zested
  • 1 small sprig rosemary, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Orange Sauce:

  • 2 zested oranges, juiced
  • 2 oranges, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup chicken stock (The Duck Farm duck stock available soon!)
  • 2 tbsp ver juice
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp butter, cubed


  1. Rinse the whole duck under running water and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. In bowl combine flaked salt, orange zest, rosemary and black pepper. Use the back of a small spoon to blend.
  3. Place the duck onto roasting rack inside a roasting pan and liberally sprinkle the flavoured salt over the duck.
  4. Roast the duck in the pre-heated oven 180C for 40 min per kilogram until golden and juices run clear when tested.
  5. Remove duck from oven and allow to rest 10 -15 min.


  1. Place the orange juice, slices, sugar, stock and ver juice into a saucepan and simmer over medium heat 8 min.
  2. Whisk in the combined cornflour and water and stir until liquid boils.
  3. Remove from heat and cool 2 min, whisk in the cubed butter.

To Serve

Serve roasted duck with seasonal vegetables and drizzle with orange sauce.

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