Succulent Roasted Duck in Red Wine Sauce

Welcome wine enthusiasts and foodies alike! Today, I have a recipe that really shines when it comes to pairing with wine. It’s a roasted duck in wine with potatoes, peppers, and mushrooms recipe that is sure to impress your friends and family at your next special occasion.

Roasting a whole duck is intimidating to many home cooks, but fear not – this recipe breaks it down into easy-to-follow steps. Trust me, the end result is worth the effort. The savory duck meat pairs perfectly with the earthy mushrooms, sweet bell peppers, and buttery soft potatoes.

But what really takes this dish to another level is the addition of red wine. It infuses rich flavor throughout the dish and keeps everything moist as it cooks. One sip of Pinot Noir alongside this dish, and you’ll see why roasted duck and red wine are such classic combinations.

So grab a bottle of your favorite Pinot Noir, turn on some music, and let’s get started on this beautifully served dish perfect for any special occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Roasted Duck in Wine With Potatoes, Peppers and Mushrooms
Roasted Duck in Wine With Potatoes, Peppers and Mushrooms

Are you looking to impress your guests with a special dish for a special occasion? Look no further than this roasted duck in wine with potatoes, peppers, and mushrooms recipe. This dish is amazingly delicious and beautifully served, making it the perfect choice for any celebration.

The secret to the delectable taste of this savory duck stew is in the ingredients. The roasted duck is seasoned with a blend of garlic powder, dried parsley, paprika, salt, and pepper that gives it a rich flavor that pairs perfectly with the Pinot Noir used to cook the dish. The navel orange used to make the sauce adds a tangy citrus essence that balances out the earthy flavors of the portabella mushrooms and bell peppers.

One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. You can make it using duck legs, roasted duck breast, or even a whole duck. And if you’re not a mushroom fan, feel free to substitute them with other vegetables like green beans or asparagus.

Not only will your taste buds be delighted by this dish, but your body will also thank you for opting for a healthy protein like duck instead of traditional beef or pork. Plus, you can easily swap out some of the more carb-heavy ingredients like potatoes and sub them out with cauliflower for a lighter meal.

In conclusion, this roasted duck in wine with potatoes, peppers, and mushrooms recipe is an easy-to-follow recipe that will wow your guests with its flavorful taste and beautiful presentation. It’s suitable for almost any dietary preference and can be modified according to your liking. Trust me on this; you’ll love it!

Ingredient List

“A savory feast fit for kings and queens”

Here are the ingredients you will need for our Roasted Duck in Wine with Potatoes, Peppers, and Mushrooms Recipe:

  • 1 whole duck (5-6 pounds), or 4-6 duck legs and thighs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Juice and zest of 1 navel orange
  • 1 cup white wine (such as Pinot Noir)
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cut into one-inch cubes
  • 2 bell peppers (red and yellow), sliced into thin strips
  • 8 oz. portabella mushrooms, sliced into thick pieces

Make sure to have all these ingredients ready before diving into the recipe. If you’re missing any of them, stop by the grocery store first to ensure that your dish comes out properly. The combination of these ingredients creates a flavorful and aromatic dish that is perfect for a special occasion or dinner party.

The Recipe How-To

“A symphony of rich flavors and textures”

Step 1: Preheat the oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Step 2: Prepare the duck

Score the skin of the duck and season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Roast the duck in a roasting pan for 2 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 165°F (74°C).

Step 3: Prepare the potatoes and peppers

While the duck is roasting, peel and cube the potatoes, then wash and chop the bell peppers into small pieces.

Step 4: Fry the potatoes and peppers

Warm olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the cubed potatoes to the pan and fry until they are cooked through and slightly browned. Remove them from the skillet and set them aside. In that same skillet, add more oil if necessary, and then fry the chopped bell peppers until they are slightly softened. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, dried parsley, stir well and let cook for another minute.

Step 5: Add mushrooms to potatoes

Add sliced portabella mushrooms to the cooked potatoes along with a 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Stir occasionally until mushrooms are brown and tender.

Step 6: Make wine sauce

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine orange juice from your navel orange with roughly chopped garlic cloves (2-3), white wine (Pinot Noir works well) and port wine. Let it cook while constantly stirring for about 5 minutes until flavors begin to meld together.

Step 7: Combine all ingredients together

Once everything is cooked through, place a portion of the cooked potatoes on each plate with some bell pepper-mushroom mixture on top of it. Then add pieces of “beautifully roasted duck” to each of the plates, and finish with a drizzle of your orange-wine sauce.

Step 8: Serve hot

This “amazingly delicious” dish is perfect for special occasions and will surely impress your guests with its complex savory flavors.

Substitutions and Variations

“The perfect balance of smoky and sweet”

If you want to make this dish your own, there are plenty of ways to play with the ingredients.

– Potatoes: If you’re not a fan of potatoes, try adding carrots or parsnips instead. Sweet potatoes would also be a nice touch if you’re looking for something with a little more flavor.

– Bell pepper: If bell pepper isn’t your favorite vegetable, try using zucchini, eggplant or even broccoli. You could also use different colors of bell pepper to add some variety and color to the dish.

– Wine: You can use any wine that you like, but I recommend using a red wine like Pinot Noir for roasting the duck. A white wine would work well for the potatoes and vegetables. You could also try using port wine instead for a sweeter and richer taste.

– Duck: If you don’t want to roast a whole duck, you can use only duck legs or breast. Pan-seared duck breast is a great option if you’re looking for something quick and easy. You could also try braising the duck legs before roasting them.

– Mushrooms: Any type of mushroom will work in this recipe, but portabella mushrooms are my personal favorite. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some wild mushrooms for an extra boost of flavor.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different combinations of these ingredients, or try new ones altogether. The possibilities are endless when it comes to making this dish your own.

Serving and Pairing

“Each bite is a burst of succulent goodness”

When it comes to serving this roasted duck in wine with potatoes, peppers, and mushrooms recipe, you can rest assured that you’ve got a special dish for any occasion. This recipe is ideal for when you want something amazingly delicious and beautifully served for a special family dinner, holiday meal or dinner party.

To serve this dish, I recommend plating the duck on a large serving platter alongside the roasted potatoes, peppers, and mushrooms. The combination of flavors and textures will have your guests craving seconds. The orange sauce can be drizzled over the top of the cooked duck before serving or served on the side for guests to add themselves.

When it comes to pairing wine with this dish, you’ll want to select a wine that can stand up to the richness of the duck and complement the flavors in the dish. A Pinot Noir or a white wine would be good options to consider.

If you’re looking for side dishes to pair with this roasted duck in wine with potatoes, peppers, and mushrooms recipe, consider serving it alongside some steamed green beans or a mixed salad. These light sides will help balance out the richness of the dish while still providing plenty of flavor.

No matter how you choose to serve this dish, one thing is certain: your guests will love it. It’s the perfect meal for impressing family and friends with your culinary skills while still keeping things simple and healthy.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Transform your dining room into a Michelin-star restaurant”

This roasted duck in wine with potatoes, peppers and mushrooms recipe is perfect for special occasions and meals to impress your guests. But it can be a bit time-consuming to prepare, so making it ahead of time can be a life-saver.

To make ahead of time: prepare the dish to completion, but do not put in oven. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. If you prefer, you can also prep the ingredients beforehand and store them in separate containers until you’re ready to assemble the dish.

When it’s time to serve, preheat your oven as directed and bake your prepared dish. It will still come out deliciously cooked and wonderfully savoury. You can also reheat individual portions by microwaving on high for 1 minute or by reheating in the oven if you have leftovers.

This dish also stores well if you have leftovers; simply place it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. To reheat, transfer back into an oven-proof dish and bake again at 375°F (190°C) until heated through.

Don’t let this savoury duck recipe stress you out—make-ahead tips and storing suggestions will guarantee this record-breaking wine-marinated duck tastes fresh and flavourful even when served later or packed in lunch boxes for later enjoyment!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Indulge in the rustic and hearty goodness of roasted duck”

To get that perfect roasted duck in wine with potatoes, peppers, and mushrooms there are a few tricks to master. Anyone can cook duck legs, but what’s tricky is doing it just right. Below are my tips on how to make sure you achieve maximum flavor and tender textures.

Firstly, the juices from the duck will blend with the wine and make your potatoes and peppers even tastier.  To release all those delicious juices, prick the skin of the duck before you roast it.

Secondly, it’s important to remember to season your food before roasting it. The recipe calls for salt, paprika, garlic powder, and pepper. Seasoning gives flavor to the meat and helps balance the dish out.

Thirdly, don’t forget about browning the duck legs. You’ll have to sear and brown both sides of the legs in a skillet before placing them in the oven to roast. Browning will add crunchiness to your dish while helping lock in all of that tasty flavor.

The next tip is an important one: always let your meat rest! Once your roasted duck or duck breasts come out of the oven or skillet, they need at least 5 minutes to rest on a cutting board. This step ensures that all those flavorful juices are evenly distributed throughout the meat.

Lastly, Pair this savory duck stew with some Pinot Noir or white wine for a perfect evening meal. It’s important to make sure you match your wine with your dish! If you’re unsure which bottle of wine works best – go ahead and ask a local expert for their opinion.

By following these tips for perfect results, you’ll make sure that your roasted duck in wine with potatoes, peppers, and mushrooms recipe will be everything you imagined: amazingly delicious beautifully served dish special occasion waiting for any occasion!


Before you start cooking, you might have some questions about this amazing Roasted Duck in Wine with Potatoes, Peppers, and Mushrooms recipe. That’s why in this section, I am going to provide all the answers to the most frequently asked questions I get about this dish. So let’s dig in!

What is the best wine to have with roast duck?

If you’re looking for a classic pairing for duck that perfectly complements its gamey taste, Pinot Noir is your go-to wine. The acidity of Pinot Noir wonderfully blends with the duck’s unique flavor. Try spicing the duck up and enjoy the delightful, nuanced taste that will make your taste buds sing.

Is it better to boil duck before roasting?

Preparing a whole roasted duck takes a more complex approach. Initially, the duck is simmered in a stockpot to reduce its fat content, followed by puncturing the skin to allow the melting fat to drain away.

How do restaurants roast a duck?

Cooking techniques for duck differ depending on the cut. While the breasts are generally sauteed rare, the legs are often roasted or braised until they are fully cooked. Some chefs even remove the breasts once they’ve been roasted for a short while, while the legs finish cooking.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Roasted Duck in Wine with Potatoes, Peppers, and Mushrooms recipe is the perfect dish for any special occasion. Not only is it easy to make, but it also has a beautifully-served presentation and tastes amazingly delicious. The combination of flavors will leave your taste buds craving for more.

This dish can be served with a variety of side dishes, including rice or pearl onions. It can also be paired with red wine or Pinot Noir to enhance its flavor even further.

Whether you’re looking for healthy recipes, pan-fried duck breast recipe or dinner recipes, this roasted duck in wine recipe is sure to impress your guests. So why not try this savory duck stew recipe tonight and experience its delightful flavors for yourself? Trust me; you won’t regret it!

Roasted Duck in Wine With Potatoes, Peppers and Mushrooms

Roasted Duck in Wine With Potatoes, Peppers and Mushrooms Recipe

Amazingly Delicious and Beautifully served dish for any special occasion!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 1 Duck
Calories 1515.9 kcal


  • 1 duck (5+ pounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 large navel orange
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 cup wine
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 3 potatoes
  • 6 portabella mushrooms


  • Completely defrosted Duck in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
  • Remove the giblets from inside the duck. Rinse duck and pat dry.
  • Trim excess fat and skin from the duck.
  • Use butcher’s twine to tie the drumsticks together.
  • Prick duck skin all over with the tip of sharp paring knife, making sure not to penetrate the meat.
  • Grate an orange and rub it all over the bird, squeeze the juice on top and place it inside the duck’s cavity with about 5-6 garlic cloves.
  • Season your bird generously inside and out with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and dry parsley.
  • Add one cup of wine to the bottom of your baking dish.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F Place bird breast side up and roast for 1 hour.
  • Carefully using tongs or turkey lifters, remove the bird to a plate.
  • Add sliced potatoes, bell or salad peppers and mushrooms.
  • Flip the bird over and place it on top of the potatoes.
  • Baste it with juices from the bottom of the pan.
  • Dust your bird a bit of salt/pepper and dry parsley.
  • Continue roasting at 375F for 30 minutes.
  • Take your bird out, remove to a plate.
  • Flip the potatoes, mushrooms, and peppers to the other side.
  • Place bird on top breast side up.
  • Baste it with juices from the bottom of the pan.
  • During the last 30 minutes of baking, COVER WITH FOIL parts that easily get burned.
  • Continue roasting at 375F for about 30 minutes or until the internal temperature should be 170°F at the thickest part of the leg and thigh joint.
  • Careful not to overcook.
  • Remove duck from the oven.
  • Transfer duck to a cutting board and let stand 15 minutes.
  • Remove orange from the cavity and throw away.
  • Carve the duck and serve!

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Serving: 734gCalories: 1515.9kcalCarbohydrates: 42.8gProtein: 43.5gFat: 125.5gSaturated Fat: 42.1gCholesterol: 240.9mgSodium: 809.7mgFiber: 6.9gSugar: 8.7g
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