Crispy Duck Leg Quarters

From Rita:

I  had a hankering for crispy duck one day and decided to give it a try.  It was not very difficult to do actually.  I searched the internet for a duck marinade that I thought would give me the flavor I was looking for and gave it a whirl.  It came out fabulous and have had many friends for dinner so they could enjoy it as well.  It smells so wonderful, you will have a hard time waiting for it to be out of the oven.  Serve it with brown rice and steamed pea pods or sugar snap peas or both and viola you have a yummy meal that you almost can’t believe that you created.  I was so happy that I tried it.   It has become one of my favorites.   The duck can be found some of your local supermarkets and is usually shipped in from Canada.


  • 4 duck leg quarters trimmed well leaving some skin on top
  • 2 Tbls. grated orange peel
  • 2 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp.Chinese five spice.

Blend together orange peel and spices.  Put in a large zip lock with the trimmed duck leg quarters.  Marinate a few hours in fridge or overnight.  Be sure to shake up the bag periodically to ensure the all the duck get coated evenly.

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.  Cover a cookie sheet with non-stick aluminum and place the legs on the  pan. Cook for 1 hour.  Shut oven off and leave legs in for an additional 10-15 minutes.  This step really allows them to crisp up.


Posted on June 13, 2011, in Dinners, Duck and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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