Holiday Duck and Dumplings

December 25, 2011 7:36:06 AM PST
The holidays come with a lot of traditions, and a lot are centered on food. Families and friends enjoy meals inspired by religions or family traditions.

While traditions are great, but why not switch things up a bit from time to time? Pioneer Tavern Group Corporate Chef Brian Jupiter from Frontier restaurant (link: http://www.thefrontierchicago.com/) joined us in our ABC7 studio to show us how to prepare a delicious duck and dumplings meal.

Sweet Potato Dumplings

Ingredients:

2 cups Mashed Sweet Potato 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Nutmeg 2 tblsp Melted Butter 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 1 cup Flour 2 Eggs Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients until fully incorporated. 2. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Duck Stew

Ingredients:

3/4 cup Butter
3/4 cup Flour
1/4 cup Chopped Onions
1/4 cup Chopped Celery
1/4 cup Chopped Carrots
1 tblsp Chopped Garlic
3 cups Smoked Duck Meat
2 tblsps Fresh Thyme
2 tblsps Fresh Rosemary
4 cups Duck Stock (or Brown Chicken Stock) Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Add flour and butter to heavy bottom pot, and cook for 10 min, stirring constantly.

2. Add onions, celery, carrots, garlic to the Roux, and cook for about 5 minutes.

3. Add duck stock, and simmer for 25-30 minutes.

4. Add duck and herbs, allow to cook uncovered for an additional 25-30 minutes.

5. Drop sweet potato mixture in the stew with a teaspoon.

6. Dumplings will float when done.

Suggested Beer Pairing:
Rogue Christmas Ale

Frontier
1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago
(773) 772-4322