Smoked Whole Duck

Hardwood Smoked Whole Duck

Juicy & tender Whole Duck on the smoker! Follow this easy recipe to create savory smoked whole duck at home. Great for family dinners, gatherings with friends or your neighborhood BBQ Cook Off. Looking for a cured Smoked Whole Duck Recipe? Try our cured Harwood Smoked Whole Duck recipe.

Developed by Darla Gagnon in the Research & Development Kitchen of Maple Leaf Farms. Check out this recipe on our #SmokeThatDuck series on Facebook, Instagram & Tiktok.

Ingredients

  • 1

    1 Whole Duck , Defrosted

  • 2

    ¼ C Sugar

  • 3

    ¼ C Brown Sugar

  • 4

    2 Tbsp. Onion Powder

  • 5

    2 Tbsp. Black Pepper

  • 6

    2 Tbsp. Garlic Powder

  • 7

    2 Tbsp. Paprika

  • 8

    2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

  • 9

    1 Tbsp. Cumin

  • 10

    1 Tbsp. Ground Mustard

  • 11

    1 tsp Ground Ginger

  • 12

    3 Tbsp. Sea Salt

  • 13

    ¼ C Powdered Chicken Bullion (optional)

Directions

  • 1

    Set smoker to preheat to 2000F and add in wood chips (we recommend hickory or hardwood).

  • 2

    Prepare dry rub by combining all ingredients and set aside.

  • 3

    Prepare whole duck by removing the back bone by cutting up on both sides of the duck. Lay duck skin-side up on cutting board.

  • 4

    Sprinkle on desired amount of dry rub all over the duck inside and outside. Press to adhere. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to set for up to 24 hours

  • 5

    Once smoker is hot place duck on grate and smoke for 3 ½ hours.

  • 6

    Remove duck from smoker and place into oven set at 4000F for 20 minutes to render the remaining fat from breast skin. Carve and serve.

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Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 4 hours
Ready Time: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Servings: 2-4