Delicious Roasted Sherry Duck Recipe

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Delicious Roasted Sherry Duck Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
120 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 05, 2024

Learn how to make this mouthwatering roasted sherry duck recipe that is bursting with rich flavors. The duck is marinated in a flavorful sherry marinade, roasted to perfection, and served with a delicious sherry glaze. This dish is perfect for special occasions or when you want to impress your guests with an elegant and flavorful main course. The cooking time for this recipe is approximately 2 hours, including the marinating time.


  • 1 whole duck
  • 1 cup sherry wine
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sherry wine, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Place the duck in a large resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over it. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally to ensure even marinating.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Remove the duck from the marinade and discard the marinade.
  5. Place the duck on a rack in a roasting pan, breast side up.
  6. Roast the duck in the preheated oven for 1 hour, then increase the temperature to 400°F (200°C).
  7. Continue roasting for an additional 30 minutes or until the duck is golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  8. While the duck is roasting, prepare the sherry glaze by combining 1/4 cup of the marinade with 1/4 cup sherry wine in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until the glaze thickens slightly.
  9. Brush the duck with the sherry glaze during the last 10 minutes of roasting.
  10. Once cooked, remove the duck from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  11. Serve the roasted sherry duck with the remaining sherry glaze on the side.

Interesting Facts

  • Sherry wine adds a unique and delightful flavor to the duck, making it a standout dish.
  • Marinating the duck overnight allows the flavors to penetrate the meat, resulting in a more flavorful and tender duck.
  • The sherry glaze adds a beautiful sheen to the duck and enhances the overall taste.