Holiday Menu: Roast Duck with Pomegranate Sauce

Holiday Menu: Roast Duck with Pomegranate Sauce

The holidays seem like the perfect time to get a little creative and make a beautiful, slow-roasted duck instead of a turkey. If duck isn't for you, file away our roasting instructions for another day and use the rest of the menu (including the sauce) to accompany a turkey, turkey breast, game hens, chicken, roast pork, or even ham.

The sauce, sides, appetizer, dessert and even the wines will work just perfectly with any of those more traditional choices.


Apple-Cranberry Chutney

Dried apples and cranberries combine with rosemary and other great flavors for an easy make-ahead chutney to serve with a wide variety of cheeses.
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main course

Roast Duck with Spiced Pomegranate Sauce

Slow roasted whole duck yields a flavorful, moist bird with a beautiful, crispy skin - perfect when served with the accompanying fragrant spiced pomegranate sauce.
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side dishes

Roasted Beet, Walnut and Baby Spinach Salad

This salad boasts the earthy flavor of roasted fresh beets, combined with toasted walnuts and fresh tender spinach and a light and creamy orange dressing.
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Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

These Brussels sprouts are glazed with a little maple syrup and tossed with crumbled bacon - a simple combo that goes great with just about any roasted poultry or pork.
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Sweet and Savory Corn Bread Stuffing

A special variation on regular Corn Bread Stuffing that adds your choice of dried fruits and a little bit of orange juice to complement the flavors of the duck.
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Orange-Spiced Poached Pears

Pears poached in orange juice spiced with ground ginger, nutmeg and vanilla make a light way to end a satisfying holiday dinner.
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