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Old 02-06-2020, 06:14 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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On Valentines weekend I plan to prepare a roast duck dinner for my boyfriend. The recipe I have is from a book he gave me for Christmas: "Downton Abbey Cookbook." The recipe calls for the duck to be roasted plain and served on a bed of homemade applesauce, with currant gravy on the side.

What would you serve as sides with this dish? I was thinking brown and wild rice with pecans, but I've made that for him several times previously. Should I stick with that since he likes it, or would you suggest something else for a starchy side?

What vegetable dish would you suggest I serve with this duck?

I'd love to hear some new ideas. Thanks!

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Old 02-06-2020, 06:40 PM
 
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:49 PM
 
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Ooooo, good idea. Thanks!

Awaiting more ideas as well.

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Old 02-06-2020, 06:51 PM
 
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Maybe sliced baby potatoes with diced onion and red bell pepper - all pan roasted with some oil (maybe some butter, too?)

Oven roasted baby carrots (a bit of oil, garlic salt and cracked black pepper)?
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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How about stacked scalloped sweet potatoes?

https://www.chowhound.com/recipes/sw...o-stacks-31163

Or sweet potato biscuits.

Warm beets salad on greens.

Any of the cruciferous veggies would go well. Or red cabbage.

Maybe a simple sorbet for dessert with a splash of liqueur.

Be sure to let us know what you decide on. And pictures are always welcome.

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Old 02-06-2020, 08:16 PM
 
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How about purée parsnip, and steamed green beans.
https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/gl...nd-sauce-verte
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Old 02-06-2020, 08:45 PM
 
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How about stacked scalloped sweet potatoes?

https://www.chowhound.com/recipes/sw...o-stacks-31163
I make something very similar to this and I always get positive feedback on it. I agree it might be a good accompaniment to Duck. What I do is very similar to your linked recipe, but instead of using mozzarella, I use equal parts sharp white cheddar and gruyere. I also add some toasted candied pecans on the top and just a touch of brown sugar as well as cinnamon between the layers for added sweetness.
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Old 02-06-2020, 10:16 PM
 
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Some sort of wild rice medley and a green vegetable.
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Old 02-06-2020, 10:24 PM
 
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What I do is very similar to your linked recipe, but instead of using mozzarella, I use equal parts sharp white cheddar and gruyere.
I wondered about the mozzarella. I think your choice of a sharp cheese would go better with the richness of duck.
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Old 02-06-2020, 10:27 PM
 
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Roast potatoes and roast pumpkin. All a matter of taste, but I personally would not have anything with cheese to accompany duck.
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