1 duck (about 4-1/2 lbs. or more), preferably D'Artagnan brand, thawed, rinsed, and patted dry
1 Tbs. soy sauce or balsamic vinegar
2 Tbs. minced fresh thyme leaves
2 Tbs. lemon zest
2 Tbs. kosher salt
2 tsp. pepper
The variation method is very good served with blueberry, cranberry or cherry sauce.