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Smoked Duck Recipe

Here is a recipe for smoked duck that is highly recommended. It only requires a few simple ingredients and the bird should come out delicious.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 large duck
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup maple syrup


  • Salt duck inside the cavity, then paint with maple syrup. Salt outside of duck as well.
  • Place in smoker with drip pan underneath. Smoke at 200 – 225 degrees over apple wood for 4 hours. Baste duck with maple syrup every hour.
  • When duck is smoked, remove from smoker, allow to cool completely and carve. Duck can be served as cold cuts or as an entrée or appetizer. You can also carve the breast whole and sear in the pan.
  • Serve with the side of your choice.
Keyword BBQ, Duck