Barkman Honey

Honeyed Duck



  • 1 duck
  • 2 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground basil
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. orange peel
  • 1/8 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 oranges



Clean duck and dry thoroughly inside and out.

Combine 2 tsp. salt, ginger, basil and pepper.

Rub half of mixture on inside of duck.

Heat honey, butter, orange juice, lemon juice, orange peel, mustard and 1/8 tsp. salt together until butter melts.

Rub 2 to 3 tbsp. liquid mixture on inside of duck.

Truss duck.

Rub remaining seasoning mixture on outside of duck.

Place duck on a large piece of aluminum foil.

Pour remaining honey mixture over duck.

Wrap and roast in a slow oven at 325 degrees for 1 3/4 hours.


Baste with drippings and bake another 20 to 25 minutes, or until brown.

Place duck on platter.

Combine cornstarch with a small amount of cold water; add to drippings.

Stir and heat to boiling.

Serve with duck.

Garnish with orange slices.

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