What better to accompany the rich flavor of duck than a creamy risotto. This Wild Mushroom Risotto recipe from Allrecipes.com would be a tasty and impressive dish to serve any dinner guests. The earthy flavor of the mushrooms and the saltiness of the parmesan cheese would balance nicely with the sweetness of the duck sauce in the recipe above.
I’m usually the first person to go for a rich, sugary dessert. But after having a rich meal, sometimes a heavy dessert just sounds like an unpleasant gut-buster. So after feasting on creamy soups, duck breast and risotto the idea of Country Living’s Poached Pears with Fresh Ginger sounds perfect. Cooking the pears will just increase the natural sweetness and the ginger is a natural stomach soother-the perfect way to finish off a tasty and filling dinner!
In the end, I know we’ll be doing the traditional Thanksgiving thing…but sometimes you can dream. These would still be great recipes for any other Fall or Winter dinner party. Are you going all-traditional or will you be changing things up somehow?