A simple rub made with salt, pepper, and paprika seasons this roast duck basted with butter.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (5 pound) whole duck
- 1/2 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Rub salt, pepper, and paprika into the skin of the duck. Place in a roasting pan.
Roast duck in preheated oven for 1 hour. Spoon 1/4 cup melted butter over bird, and continue cooking for 45 more minutes. Spoon remaining 1/4 cup melted butter over duck, and cook for 15 more minutes, or until golden brown.