North Croatian style Roast Duck


Type of Dish Main Course


  • 2.5 kg (5½ lbs) whole duck
  • 50 g (3 Tbsp) lard (or olive oil)
  • 20 g (1¼ Tbsp) sea salt
  • 15 g (1 Tbsp) marjoram


  1. Clean the duck. Mix salt and marjoram together in a small bowl first, then put inside the duck, with your hand rub the salt and marjoram all around inside the duck. Leave to marinate for 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 250°C. add duck to a hot roasting tray, pour hot lard over the skin of the duck. Immediately put the duck into hot oven, roast for 20 to 30 minutes at 250°C then reduce to about 180°C.
  3. a 2.5kg duck will take about 1 ½ to 2 hours depending on your oven.
  4. When the duck comes out of the oven leave it to rest for 15 minutes first before you carve it.

Further Information

Yield 4

Preparation Time is approxmiately 3 hours.

Cooking Time is approxmiately 2 hours.

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