Roast Duck – Seasoned and Stuffed

Here’s a Roast Duck recipe that I would highly recommend.  It’s very easy to prepare and the taste is out of this world.  I stuff the duck with a wonderful array of aromatic flavors that completely permeates the breast from the inside out when it marinates and bakes and I Salt the outside with Kosher and Smoked Paprika, leaving you with an irresistible taste and an unforgettable experience.

If you are looking for more of an Oriental Style recipe, like a Cantonese or Peking Duck recipe, just follow my Cantonese Chicken recipe.  It’s the exact same recipe that P.F. Chang’s uses on their Cantonese Duck and Chicken recipes.  I also have recipes for Beer Can Chicken, a Tin Can Chicken Brine and a tutorial to teach you How to Carve Whole Poultry.

In the meantime, take a look at this Roast Duck recipe and the video tutorial I’ve prepared for you down below and be sure to comment and share with your friends.

Roast Duck Ingredients:

1 Duck, at room temperature

Filling
1 tbsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Ground Sage
3 Garlic Cloves, crushed
2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
1 Bunch Green Onion

Rub & Basting
1 tsp White Vinegar
1 tsp Honey

1 tbsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Smoked Paprika

Bake at 350 degrees f. for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb

This Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb is really amazing.  The “ooh and ah” effect is perfect and the taste of each bite is absolutely delicious.  In my opinion, this recipe should go down in history as one of everyone’s holiday favorites because it’s simply that good.  You really couldn’t ask for a better tasting Rack of Lamb.

I’ve designed this recipe with the best of two worlds, combining both the Garlic and Rosemary recipe with a Honey Dijon Mustard Glaze with a hint of Horseradish.  This way you’ve through and through flavor that penetrates the lamb after the sear as it roasts in the oven.  Believe it or not, total prep and cook time only takes 15 to 20 minutes tops!

Be sure to check out my other Lamb recipes; Lamb Chops & my Mint Panko Rack of Lamb.  Both recipes are, as always, incredible.

Garlic Rack of Lamb Ingredients:

1 Rack of Lamb, 2 to 3 lbs
Kosher Salt and Pepper on all sides of the lamb
2 tbsp of Butter, for searing

Marinade Mix
1 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tbsp Horseradish

Topping
4 Garlic Cloves, sliced
2 stems of fresh Rosemary leaves

Sear with butter over medium heat for approximately 2 minutes on each side of the rack of lamb.  Add and brush the Honey Dijon Mustard marinade mix on the top of the lamb meat, then add the Garlic and Rosemary leaves.  Bake at 450 degrees f. for 10 minutes and serve.

Sweet Potato Casserole – Southern Style with Marshmallow and Walnuts

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Absolutely the best Sweet Potato Casserole I have ever had, I swear!  And if that’s not enough of a selling point, I’m talking about Butter, Sugar, Cinnamon, Marshmallows and an awesome Walnut Crisp Crunch on top.

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I’ve mixed the ideas of several different recipes to develop this dish.  I love the traditional way my Grandmother always made it; sliced with toasted marshmallows over the top.  But, I also love the Southern style with a Walnut Apple pie style crisp or with Pecans if you prefer.  Either way is delicious!

If you’re interested in more great Thanksgiving recipes, give these a try:
Garlic Mashed Potatoes, The Ultimate Green Bean Casserole, Pumpkin Pie Turnovers, Acorn Squash, Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts, Croissant Stuffing!

Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients:

4 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and sliced

Sugar Butter Sauce
1 stick Butter, melted
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Nutmeg, ground
1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
3/4 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Vanilla

Topping
1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Melted Unsalted Butter
1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
2 cups Marshmallows, small

Bake Sliced Sweet Potatoes in the Melted Sugar Butter Sauce, covered, for 1 hour at 350 degrees f.  Mix The topping ingredients, minus the Marshmallows, in a bowl and add it with the Marshmallows to the top of the cooked Sweet Potatoes.  Cook uncovered for 30 more minutes at 350 degrees f.