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Grilled Whole Duck Recipe

A simple way to prepare wild duck is on the grill. For added aroma and flavor, place a thick slice of onion, one rib of celery, and a half an apple in the cavity of the bird before cooking.

Grilled Whole Duck Recipe

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Grill
Cuisine: American
Keyword: duck
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 wild Ducks (2 to 3 ½ lbs. each), cleaned and hung
  • Melted butter
  • Brandy (optional)
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  • After cleaning, season with salt and pepper and skewer the cavity of the birds shut.
  • Bank 20 glowing coals on each side of the grill and set a drip pan the center.
  • Set the grill 4 to 6 inches above the drip pan.
  • Lightly coat the grill with oil.
  • Set the ducks, breast side up, directly above the drip pan.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Baste with melted butter; baste every 5 minutes until the ducks are cooked to the desired doneness.
  • Pour a little heated brandy over the ducks, then flambe.

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Grilled Whole Duck Recipe


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