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Mediterranean duck

  • 09.06.2006.
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4
  • 155 min

Among all the gourmets in the world, duck is beloved no matter how it is prepared – as a simple roast, Peking duck or in an elegant French style in orange sauce.


  • 1 duck (about 2 kg)
  • 50 ml oil
  • 800 g pelati tomatoes
  • 200 g pitted black olives
  • 1 blunch herbs (bay leaf, celery leaves, thyme)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • glass sherry
  • 100 ml white wine
  • 20 g butter
  • 2 teaspoons Vegeta
  • For dumblings:
  • 250 g wheat flour type 400
  • 1 egg
  • pinch salt
  • 100 ml water


  1. 1.
    Wash and clean duck. Rub the inside with Vegeta and the outside with salt. Place in a roasting pan, pour hot oil over duck, cover with aluminium foil and bake at 220°C about 1 hour.
  2. 2.
    Meanwhile, make dumplings. Mix flour, egg, salt and water to form a firm dough. Shape dumplings and boil in salted water about 5 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Remove roasting pan with duck, drain off part of drippings and add drained pelati tomatoes, olives, crushed garlic and herbs. Add sherry and wine, and place butter slices on duck. Continue baking without foil at 200°C for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 180°C and roast for another hour (if necessary, reduce temperature to 150°C). While baking, baste duck with warm water.
  4. 4.
    Remove roasted duck. Thicken vegetable gravy adding cornstarch mixed in a little water.


Carve roasted duck and pour a little olive oil over the pieces. Serve with vegetables gravy and dumplings.


If desired, serve duck with a different side dish, such as palenta, roasted potatoes or gnocchi.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 1361 / 5.689 - -
Fat g 43,67 - -
Carbohydrates g 58,00 - -
Dietary fibre g 3,70 - -
Protein g 125,43 - -
Salt g 0,89 0 0
Vitamin A μg 1.422,27 36 28
Vitamin D μg 9,30 5 5
Vitamin E mg 12,96 59 59
Vitamin C mg 28,40 38 32
Potassium mg 545,43 15 15
Calcium mg 79,00 8 8
Phosphorus mg 133,11 17 17

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)