This roast duck recipe, courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, is part of his Duck and Pumpkin Risotto with Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, which is a delicious dinner to serve your family.

The Martha Stewart Show, October Fall 2008, The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 4016


Recipe Summary

Makes 2 to 3 cups shredded meat


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

  • Trim duck of all visible fat. Using a fork, prick the skin all over without piercing the meat; season with salt and pepper. Place duck on a rack set in a roasting pan and transfer to oven; roast for 40 minutes. Reduce heat to 400 degrees and continue roasting until juices run clear when thigh is pierced, about 30 minutes more. Remove from oven and let cool.

  • Reserve any duck fat from roasting pan. Store in an airtight container, refrigerated, up to 2 weeks. Remove skin from duck and discard. Remove meat from bones; discard bones. Shred meat and serve or store in an airtight container, refrigerated, up to 3 days.


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Rating: 5 stars
This is my go to for years now!!! Just an outstanding recipe!! And everyone is always surprised how quickly it is prepared!!!! Worth serving on a big celebration!!!!