Suggestions for vegetarian side dishes? (Will be the first time we've all cooked a duck, so I'd like input on side dishes that will complement the...

... flavor of the duck for everyone else, but I'm a vegetarian, so I want to be able to eat all of the side dishes!

Lindsay-Jean Hard
Slow Roast Duck
Recipe question for: Slow Roast Duck


cwya December 22, 2012
Since I no longer eat meats by preference I've done a lot of vegetarian side dishes as main courses. Saute yellow onion in olive oil til just starting to caramelize, add chopped zucchini & yellow bottle-neck squash. Cook til tender, add separately sauteed mushrooms right before serving and can be served over rice, pasta or other grains or by itself. Its very flavorful and easy. Add to potato pancakes or latkes, whipped sweet potatoes and you got a feast as well as the duck consumers.
Lindsay-Jean H. December 17, 2012
Thanks all for the lovely suggestions!
Bevi December 16, 2012
Applesauce is a great side, particularly with red cabbage and green beans almondine.
healthierkitchen December 16, 2012
This would be delicious

I also love the idea of a potato pancake, but if that seems to rich maybe a grain dish like Amanda's radish and mixed grain one (sub turnips which are in season now) or maybe an arugula salad to cut the richness.
LucyS December 16, 2012
We did an arugula salad with ours!! Great minds :)
Monita December 16, 2012
Duck is pretty rich so I would do a balance of green vegetables - roasted string beans with toasted almonds, steamed broccoli with a citrus sauce; a herb and greens salad with a citrus vinaigrette. Then made a mushroom dish; wild rice with dried fruit or roasted baby yukon gold potatoes
LucyS December 16, 2012
So, I realize this may not (entirely) help you, but I recently made a duck breast and then cooked some latkes in the duck fat. They were AMAZING. Also I liked the combination of the potatoes and duck a lot. What about something potato-pancaky, like dinner hash browns or rosti? If you have two pans going, you could do one veggie and one with the duck drippings, which I bet the carnivores would love! I imagine the duck in this recipe gives off a fair amount of fat, that you could siphon off.
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