Garlic Roasted Duck Recipe - Authentic Vietnamese Dish

Garlic Roasted Duck

Garlic Roasted Duck Recipe - Authentic Vietnamese Dish
Region / culture: Vietnam | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 40 minutes | Servings: 4


Garlic Roasted Duck
Garlic Roasted Duck

Garlic Roasted Duck is a flavorful and aromatic dish that is perfect for a special occasion or a fancy dinner at home. The combination of garlic, juniper berries, and fennel seeds creates a unique and delicious flavor profile that will impress your guests.


Roasted duck has been a popular dish in many cultures for centuries. The use of garlic and other aromatic spices in duck recipes can be traced back to ancient times when these ingredients were prized for their medicinal and culinary properties.


How to prepare

  1. Mix the ingredients, such as nuoc mam sauce, vinegar, onion, juniper berries, fennel seeds, and garlic.
  2. Prepare the marinade.
  3. Prepare the duck and add the marinade to the dish.


  • You can add other herbs and spices to the marinade, such as rosemary, thyme, or oregano, to customize the flavor of the dish.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to marinate the duck for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat.

- Roast the duck at a high temperature to ensure a crispy skin and juicy meat.

- Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the duck is cooked to the proper temperature (165°F).

- Let the duck rest for a few minutes before slicing to allow the juices to redistribute.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the garlic roasted duck with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques


Ingredient Substitutions

You can use chicken or turkey in place of duck if desired.

Make Ahead Tips

You can marinate the duck ahead of time and roast it just before serving for a convenient meal prep option.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the garlic roasted duck with fresh watercress for a pop of color and freshness.

Pairing Recommendations

This dish pairs well with a bold red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°F until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

350 per serving


5g per serving


20g per serving


25g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is a good source of iron, vitamin B6, and niacin.


This recipe contains soy and dairy (yogurt).


This dish is high in protein and fats, making it a satisfying and flavorful meal.


Garlic Roasted Duck is a delicious and impressive dish that is perfect for a special occasion or a fancy dinner at home. The combination of garlic, juniper berries, and fennel seeds creates a unique and flavorful profile that will delight your taste buds. Serve with roasted vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I vividly recall the moment I first laid eyes on this recipe for Garlic Roasted Duck. It was a cool autumn day, and I was visiting my dear friend Sophie in the quaint little village of Provence. Sophie was known far and wide for her culinary skills, and I was always eager to learn from her.

As we sat in her cozy kitchen, sipping on cups of steaming hot tea, Sophie suddenly pulled out a worn and tattered recipe book from her cupboard. "I have something special to show you today," she said with a mischievous twinkle in her eye.

Curious, I leaned in closer as she opened the book to a page filled with beautiful handwritten notes and doodles. "This, my dear, is my secret recipe for Garlic Roasted Duck," she whispered, as though sharing a priceless treasure.

I couldn't contain my excitement as Sophie began to walk me through the steps of creating this mouthwatering dish. She explained how the duck needed to be marinated in a tangy garlic and herb mixture for several hours to infuse it with flavor. Then, she showed me how to roast it in the oven until the skin turned crispy and golden brown.

As the duck cooked, filling the kitchen with its savory aroma, Sophie regaled me with tales of how she had learned the recipe from her own grandmother, who had passed it down through generations. She spoke of how each ingredient was carefully chosen for its unique taste and how the dish was always a hit at family gatherings and special occasions.

When the duck was finally ready, we sat down at the table to feast on the succulent meat, tender and juicy from the long hours of slow roasting. The garlic had caramelized beautifully, adding a rich depth of flavor that danced on my taste buds with every bite.

As I savored the delicious meal, I couldn't help but feel a sense of gratitude towards Sophie for sharing her cherished recipe with me. It was a moment of connection and bonding that transcended words, as though the flavors of the dish were a reflection of the love and care that had gone into creating it.

From that day on, Garlic Roasted Duck became a staple in my own kitchen, a dish that I would make for my family and friends on special occasions. And with each bite, I would fondly remember that autumn day in Provence, when I learned the recipe from my dear friend Sophie, and the magical power of food to bring people together in love and joy.


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