Duck Pate Recipe


Preparation Time1 Hr 0 MinCooking Time3 Hr 30 Min
Ready In4 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings8
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Oven ready duckling4 Pound (2 Kg)
 Butter2 Ounce (50 Gram)
 Pork tenderloin1 Pound, trimmed and diced (450 Gram)
 Pork fat/Belly of pork1⁄2 Pound, trimmed and diced (225 Gram)
 Sage1 Pinch
 Parsley1 Tablespoon, chopped
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste, freshly milled
 Nutmeg1 Pinch
 Orange liqueur2 Tablespoon
 Streaky bacon rashers1⁄2 Pound, unsmoked, trimmed and halved (225 Gram)
 Orange slice3 (Few Slices)
 Aspic4 Tablespoon (To Glaze)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 866 Calories from Fat 520

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g88.9%

Saturated Fat 19.9 g99.5%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 408.8 mg

Sodium 288.7 mg12%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.12 g0.47%

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 76 g151%

Vitamin A 7.9% Vitamin C 14.8%

Calcium 4.1% Iron 46.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Clean the duck cavity and wipe with paper toweling
2. Wash the duck liver and reserve.
3. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C or Gas No. 6)

4. Place the duck in a roasting pan and smear the surface with butter.
5. Roast it in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and let cool.
7. Reduce oven temperature to 225°F (110°C or Gas No. ¼) and place a roasting pan filled with 1 inch of water in it.
8. With the sharp knife, carve out the bread portion on the duck and slice it into thin strips. Keep separately.
9. Shred the remaining meat off the bones, discarding the skin.
10. Combine the shredded duck flesh, reserved duck liver, pork tenderloin and pork fat in a mincer or grinder and finely mince the meat.
11. Tip into a bowl and add herbs, seasonings, nutmeg and the egg.
12. Mix thoroughly
13. In a 1 1/2-2-pint (1-litre) terrine or pate dish layer half the trimmed bacon rashers to cover base.
14. Firmly pack half the duck mixture over it.
15. Arrange duck breast strips over the meat mixture
16. Sprinkle the orange liqueur over it to flavor.
17. Top with the remaining minced meat mixture and cover with bacon rashers
18. Cover the terrine mold with a greased wax proof paper and then place a lid.
19. Place the terrine in water bath in preheated oven.
20. Cook for 3 hours.
21. Remove the lid and weight down the pate by placing a weight over it.
22. Leave to cool and press overnight.

23. Unmold pate from the terrine.
24. Wash and dry the terrine then replace the pate.
25. Garnish with thin slices of fresh orange and pour the melted aspic jelly to glaze and fill any spaces.
26. Refrigerate pate until set and chilled before serving.

27. Unmold, slice and serve cold with a salad and a cold mayonnaise based sauce if you like.