Spit Roasted Wild Duck with Bacon

Spit Roasted Wild Duck with Bacon


  • 1 duck
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 6 long bacon rashers
  • 1 onion
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic 


  • Blend all the ingredients together and rest the duck in the mixture overnight.
  • Remove the duck from the mixture and wrap in bacon


Attaching it to the spit:

  • A skewer, two chicken prongs, butcher's string, and toothpicks are required.
  • Pass the skewer through the duck, trying to keep the load on the skewer as balanced as possible. 
  • Insert one chicken prong through each side of the duck and tighten.
  • If you're having trouble securing the bacon to the duck, use butcher's string and toothpicks.

Cooking time:

Many factors can affect your cooking time; however, to be on the safe side, allow around 3 hours. If it's ready earlier, you can always push the charcoal to the side and raise the duck to the top of the spit roaster to keep it warm but not cooking. Use a cooking thermometer to check the internal temperature; once it reaches 75 degrees, it's done. 






by: Rhiannon Peterson