Barbecued Wild Duck Recipe
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Barbecued Wild Duck Recipe

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"Our three grown sons still request this finger-licking dish each fall," says Gloria Wedo of Slayton, Minnesota. "Basting with the homemade barbecue sauce keeps the poultry nice and moist."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 wild ducks (1 pound each), split in half
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 5 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (8 ounces) equals 306 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 1148 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein.


  1. Place ducks in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Baste ducks with sauce during the last 30 minutes of baking time. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Barbecued Wild Duck in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p60

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

"This is amazing!! It is so easy to make. This was the first duck recipe I have tried and had a friend over to test it out. We ate the whole thing!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"I thought this sauce was amazing! I think next time instead of using the duck as whole, I would just cook the breast and smother it in the sauce. Very yummy!!"

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