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Old 03-20-2009, 10:52 AM   #11
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Here's one more vote to nix the honey glaze on the veggies for the reasons already stated.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:03 AM   #12
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How about just changing up the veg dish a bit to provide a little contrast. Roast and finish with brush of tamari and butter. Then top with toasted sesame seeds.

I would also consider serving with some kind of small but refreshing salad - maybe shredded cucumber or similar.

Love the idea of the wasabi mash!
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:05 AM   #13
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I would also consider serving with some kind of small but refreshing salad - maybe shredded cucumber or similar.
I was thinking the exact same thing. What came to my mind was a small heap of microgreens very lightly dressed with lemon and olive oil. It could even be garnish and not a salad.

Something cool, refreshing and a bit acidic.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:21 AM   #14
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Duck breast with reduced plum sauce / red wine sauce.

wasabi mash

oven roasted veg glazed with honey /olive oil
I would say no.. the duck is great.. i would go with garlic mashed, and herb buttered roasted veggies. I don't think the three you have compliment each other, they kind of stand out on their own.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:24 AM   #15
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Part of me wants to say that a horseradish mash would go better. I LOVE wasabi mash though. I just think horseradish when I think of your duck.
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:07 PM   #16
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i love wasabi potatoes, definately salt them well during cooking, though. your duck- yum, your veggies, i, too, would roast tthem.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:34 PM   #17
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I also LOVE Wasabi Mashed Potatoes, but agree with all the others who advised you to nix the sweetness in your roasted veggies. I'd leave the roasted veggies plain.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:04 PM   #18
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Let us know what you decided and how it worked out! Inquiring minds....
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:23 PM   #19
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Wow lots to consider here .

What is tamari did you mean tamarind

I am putting this dish back a week as i have my niece and nephew staying and as they are young i think spaghetti is on the menu.

But the reason i am putting the wasabi in , is because its different and the fact some of the diners love the stuff i can take it or leave it personally.

The trick will be not putting to much in lol.

I might roast the veg in garlic oil and rosemary.

Please keep your suggestions coming in though .
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:49 PM   #20
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I could see how kids could appreciate spaghetti over duck.
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