Honey Duck


1 (4 pound) whole duck, rinsed
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 orange, quartered
2 cups water
1 cup honey
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup undiluted, thawed orange juice concentrate


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a small bowl mix together mix together the basil, ginger and salt  and sprinkle mixture on inside and outside of duck. Stuff duck with  orange quarters and lay in roaster. Add water.

In a small saucepan combine the honey, butter, lemon juice and  orange juice concentrate. Simmer together over low heat until  syrupy; pour a little of the mixture over the duck, saving the rest for  basting. Cover roaster.

Bake/roast ducks in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn duck  breast down, reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and  roast covered for another 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until very tender. If  desired, turn duck breast up during last few minutes of cooking, to  brown.

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