Love to make this and it really is so easy. 5 Hour Roasted Duck and add to that some Roasted Root Vegetables and 5 Hour Roasted Duck Sauce, also really good with ham, and you will have a superb and wonderful dinner. A good 2013 Indian Creek Petit Verdot goes extremely well with it.
Several people have asked how to make the duck. Basically – season with Celtic sea salt and fresh ground Tellicherry Black Pepper, stuff with sweet apple and pear, prick the skin all over and cook in a 300°F oven and turn every hour for 5 hours. Last hour raise temperature to 350°F. Do not cover throughout the cooking process.
First of all, the moon must be full. If not, the recipe may not work.
Duck has been salt and peppered and stuffed with Braeburn Apple and Bosch Pear. Oven is preheated to 300°F
After each hour, turn the duck and prick the skin. This is after 1 hour. Pricking the skin at each turn, keeps the duck fat basting the duck.
At 3 hours, things happen. Starting to brown nicely.
Root vegetables are large cut and put into the bottom of the baking pan. This roasts the vegetables and keeps the duck off of the pan surface. The vegetables here are heirloom carrot, heirloom beet, local onion, parsnips and turnips.
Make stock from the vegetable pieces and the duck neck and parts. Simmer low and slow!
Lay the duck directly onto the vegetables and return to the 300°F oven. Cook for another hour.
At 4 hours last turn. It is smelling yummy now.
At 5 hours, remove from the oven and let cool, somewhat.
Here is the Cranberry/Cherry sauce for the duck.
Oh yes. Dessert – Pound Cake with Fresh Raspberries and Fresh Whipped Cream.