Roast Duck with Cauliflower Mash & Watercress - Fertility Food Plan

MAY 28, 2018

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Melt in the mouth roast duck with delicious low carb cauliflower mash and the summery tang of watercress. Go on, you won’t regret it.


Roast Duck with Garlic Cauliflower Mash and Watercress

  • Author: Rebecca Hyett. Fertility Chef
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 70 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 People 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Ovenbake
  • Cuisine: American




  • 1 duck (5 lbs)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper


  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp full fat cream
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper


  • 2 cups watercress


  1. Preheat oven to 500 F
  2. Sprinkle the duck with salt and pepper. Remove all visible fat, and with a fork prick the skin all over without piercing the meat.
  3. Place on a rack in a roasting pan and roast for 40 min. Reduce the oven heat to 400F and roast, until thigh juices run clear, for about 30 minutes.
  4. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until softened, for about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  6. Transfer half the cauliflower to a food processor; cover and blend on high. Add remaining cauliflower florets, one at a time, until vegetables are creamy. Blend in garlic, Parmesan cheese, butter, cream, salt, and black pepper.
  7. When the duck is ready remove from the oven, carve and serve immediately with the cauliflower mash and the watercress.


  • Fat: 65%
  • Carbohydrates: 12%
  • Protein: 23%

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