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Sides for Broiled Duck Break w/Orange Chipotle Sauce

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sillysully Feb 12, 2008 12:35 PM

Attempting first duck at home using this recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Suggestions for sides and wine pairing would be appreciated. Also, dessert? THX

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  1. Non Cognomina RE: sillysully Feb 12, 2008 12:41 PM

    Cumin mashed potatoes with fresh cilantro.

    Steamed baby bok choy.

    For dessert, a citrus salad with grapefuit, blood orange and meyer lemon segments, tossed with orange blossom honey, garnished with chiffonade of basil or mint.

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      sillysully RE: Non Cognomina Feb 12, 2008 05:04 PM

      Thanks for the suggestions; obviously I meant duck breast - no break or beak!!!! Any who, how much cumin should I add? Sounds delish - love cilantro.

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        Non Cognomina RE: sillysully Feb 12, 2008 07:21 PM

        A little cumin goes a long way, so I'd start with 1/8 tsp to about 2 cups of mashed potatoes to start. You can always add more if you like, .

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        Chinon00 RE: Non Cognomina Feb 12, 2008 05:24 PM

        Yes, that about sums it up. For wine, since you are competing with heat, sugar and acid, I can only suggest sweeter Gewurztraminer.

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        chazzerking RE: sillysully Feb 12, 2008 07:52 PM

        Roasted parsnips with crunchy fried shallots, sauteed spinach, roasted brussel sprout slaw, shoestring sweet potato fries with chili dusting. for wine, Riesling or Gewurz, possibly a rose champagne.

        1. tsfirefly RE: sillysully Feb 12, 2008 10:08 PM

          I've cooked that very duck recipe before -- it's terrific.

          The last time I served this particular dish, I served it with the following:

          Oysters Rockefeller and champagne

          Cauliflower soup with seared scallops, lemon oil and caviar
          Crusty potato cake (like a galette)
          sauteed Brussels sprouts with fried capers

          All recipes are on the epicurious site, except the Brussels sprouts, which is right here on Chowhound.

          The menu was designed specifically for one very special and rare bottle of wine, so unfortunately I can't really offer assistance in that department...

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