Savory sweet soy sauce Asian-fusion flavor basted a whole duck over thick sliced potatoes.
This gorgeous golden-colored whole duck is marinated in Asian-style marinade sauce and stuffed with herbs, roasted over sliced potatoes that also get flavored from the duck fat and savory juice.
Contrary to looks, this whole roasted duck is easy-to-make, and also you can get the side at the same time.
It’s absolutely perfect holiday dinner.
To make this Miso duck sauce, we use Japanese red/yellow miso paste instead of Hosin sauce.
If your miso paste is getting dry and hard in the fridge, let’s use it before you’ll hardly scoop the paste. The savory rich and sweet flavor is so addictive.
Great with the roast duck and steamed rice!
You can use any grilled meat, veggies.
- Easy Roast Duck Recipe
- Whole Roast Duck Over Potato With Japanese-Style Miso Duck Sauce
- Japanese-Style Miso Duck Sauce Inspired By Peking Duck Sauce
- Japanese-Style Miso Duck Sauce
- When You Want To Make Miso Duck Sauce Without The Marinade Sauce
- What To Serve With Roast Duck
Easy Roast Duck Recipe
In this recipe, the whole duck will be cooked while being covered with foil, so it can save time and the meat will be moist and tender.
Whole Roast Duck Over Potato With Japanese-Style Miso Duck Sauce
- 6 lb Frozen whole duck
- Fresh Ground Black Pepper
- 4-5 Medium – Large gold potatoes
- 1 cup Soy Sauce
- 1 cup Japanese Sake/ White Wine
- 1 cup Raw Cane Sugar
- ⅓ cup Honey/ Orange Sauce/ Fruit Jam
- 4 Garlic Cloves (cut half) *1
- 5-6 Sliced Ginger *2
- 1 TSP Chinese Five Spices
- Leeks (Green parts)/ Green Onion
Thaw And Rinse A Frozen Duck
- Thaw completely a frozen duck in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
- Remove duck from a bag and cut off excess fat from the body cavity and neck with a pair of kitchen scissors.
- Once thawed, rinse inside and outside of the duck thoughtfully.
- Remove orange sauce packet (if included), giblets, and neck from the interior. You can keep them for something, or you can also make gravy. *The flavorful gravy recipe is here.*Orange sauce will be used for a marinade sauce.
- With a sharp knife fork, prick the skin all over while pinching the skin with being careful not to pierce the meat.
Marinate The Duck Overnight
- Gather all ingredients for marinade sauce.
- In a small saucepan, add Japanese sake/ White wine and sugar. Bring it to a boil to dissolve the sugar. Let it cool. (*optional)*The sugar is hardly dissolved in the marinade sauce, you can directly add it to the sauce if you don't have time.
- Combine all ingredients except for garlic, ginger, and leeks.
- Stuff the garlic, ginger, and leeks/ green onion in the duck.
- Marinate the duck with the marinade sauce overnight in a fridge.
Cook The Duck
- Preheat an oven to 350F (180C).
- Remove the duck from the marinade sauce, and remove excess sauce.*Pat drying is not necessary, but make sure to remove excess sauce from the inside of the duck.
- Rub/ sprinkle the duck with the fresh ground black pepper.
- Place the duck on a rack in a roasting pan breast-side up.
- Place the roasting pan in the oven.
- Meanwhile, prepare potatoes.
- Wash & rinse potatoes, peel, and slice into 1-1.5 inches.
- Soak potato slices in water for 5 minutes and drain the water.
- After the duck is cooked for 30 minutes, take out it from the roasting pan.
- Remove excess drippings. (juice and fat.)
- Place potatoes cut side up in one even layer and put the duck with the back-side up.
- Cover the roasting pan with foil.
- Put the roasting pan back in the oven for 60 minutes.
- Check out the potato slices, then add 20 minutes if needed. (Cover it again.)
- Check the duck and potatoes again, When the internal temperature reaches 180 F at the thickest part of the leg and thigh joint, remove the duck from the oven.*I am sure you can see part of the duck meat will be fallen apart from the bone at this time.
- Rest the duck for 10-15 minutes with foil covered on top for the juices to redistribute.
Japanese-Style Miso Duck Sauce Inspired By Peking Duck Sauce
What’s Japanese Miso Sauce
The Japanese miso sauce is one of the versatile and simple dipping sauces in Japan, and you can use it for dressings, sauces, and marinades!
It is often called All-purpose Miso sauce, yeah, it’s true, miso sauce is one of the stock sauces in the fridge, (which can be kept in 2 months,)
obviously, the greatest part about Japanese miso sauce is how it can make the dish more delicious and flavorful.
Generally, Japanese miso sauce is made of red miso paste, mirin, sugar, soy sauce, etc…
My duck marinade sauce contains coincidence most of the ingredients, so why not make Miso sauce from it.
What’s The Peking Duck Sauce?
The Peking Duck is the traditional luxury dish that is served with ultra-thin Mandarin-style pancakes, garnishes, for eating just caramelized crispy duck skin.
Besides, the sauce for the dish, generally, is made of sweet and pungent Hoisin sauce or plum sauce.
Hoisin sauce is a type of miso, so I came up with the idea of using Japanese miso instead of hoisin sauce.
I don’t like wasting the marinade sauce that uses lots of soy sauce, Japanese sake, and sugar!, so I use it as the base of the sauce.
Note that bring the marinade sauce to a boil, and simmer it for 10 minutes and more to use the sauce safely.
Use red miso or yellow (mix, Awase) miso paste for this savory-sweet duck sauce.
When using yellow miso, it’ll be mild and sweeter.
Japanese-Style Miso Duck Sauce
- 1 cup Marinade sauce used for roast duck *1)
- 1 cup Water
- 2 tbsp Red/ Awase Miso
- ½ Korean Gochujang
- 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
- 1 tbsp Toasted sesame oil
- Additional Sugar If needed
- Collect the marinade sauce from the marinated duck in a small saucepan.
- Add water, bring it to a boil. BOIL for 10 minutes to be eaten safely.
- Add miso paste, Gochujang, and oyster sauce.
- Simmer the sauce until it is reduced by half amount over medium-low heat.
- Add toasted sesame oil.
- Cook the sauce until it'll be thickened.
- Add sugar/honey if desired.
You can store this Miso sauce in a fridge for 2 months.
When You Want To Make Miso Duck Sauce Without The Marinade Sauce
You can make Miso duck sauce without the marinade sauce.
To get the recipe, please read this post!
What To Serve With Roast Duck
If you want to make the Asian dinner with this roast duck and miso sauce, needless to say, fluffy steamed rice.