By AML Publisher
Photos courtesy of Courtney Apple Photography
Want to wow your guests or your hostess this Thanksgiving? Executive Chef Michael Selser of Haverford’s famed Du Jour shares four recipes for fabulous holiday side dishes. If you are strapped for time and need a helping hand for the holiday, Du Jour offers Thanksgiving dinner to go: 4 courses for $32.50 per person with a minimum order of 8.
Below are the recipes from Chef Selser himself followed by a sample of one of Du Jour’s annual Thanksgiving a la carte menus.
Du Jour is accepting orders through Monday, November 22nd. Customers can pick up their Thanksgiving orders on Wednesday, November 24th-or request delivery. From 8am to 9am Thanksgiving morning November 25th, Du Jour will be open for order pick up as well.
Wishing you a safe and fabulous Thanksgiving!
Butternut Squash Soup
8 each butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced large
3 each sweet potato, peeled and diced large
1 each onion, medium dice
3 ea celery stalks, medium dice
1 each carrot, peeled medium dice
1 T. curry powder
1 Qt. heavy cream
¼ lb. butter
1 gallon chicken/vegetable stock
Cook onion, carrots, celery, and garlic in butter. Add squash and sweet potato, and stock. Bring to a boil then simmer until squash is tender, about 45 minutes. Toast all dry spices in pan. Add spices and heavy cream to pot and cook another 15 minutes. Puree in blender until smooth. Taste and season.
Apple – Fennel Slaw
1 each apple, green
1 each fennel
1 each lemon, zest and juice
1 cup crème fraiche
Fresh chopped parsley
Julienne apple and fennel very finely, and lemon juice & zest, mix together with herbs and crème fraiche. Season.
Field Greens Salad
Spring mix, candied walnuts, cranrasins, goat cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette.
3 each oranges, juice and zest
¼ bunch fresh thyme
1 ½ lbs. sugar
Mix walnuts together with all other ingredients and bake in oven at 275 for 45 minutes. Let cool.
1 qt. apple cider vinegar
1 qt. maple syrup
1 qt. walnut oil
1 cup shallots, small dice
2 cups walnuts, toasted
3 qt. Blended oil
1 pt. raspberries, or 1 cup raspberry puree
Blend shallots, and vinegar in blender, add all ingredients except oil. Slowly add oil until smooth. Season.
½ lb butter
3 qt. croutons ( homemade or not )
1 each onion, small dice
2 each celery, small dice
1 lb. cremini mushrooms, chopped
1 T. garlic, chopped
2-3 qt. chicken stock, hot
2 T sage, freshly chopped
2 T parsley, freshly chopped
Cook onions, mushrooms, celery, and garlic in butter. Add stock let boil. In a bowl add croutons and hot stock mixture. Mix together, season. Place in an oven proof dish and bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes.
Sample Du Jour Thanksgiving menu
A la carte
butternut squash w. hints of cinnamon
wild mushroom bisque
maine lobster bisque w. cognac
mixed seasonal greens w. balsamic vinaigrette
field greens w. candied walnuts, cranberries, goat cheese & raspberry vinaigrette
lemon honey glazed carrots $30.00
grilled asparagus and cherry tomato salad $40.00
peas & sauteed mushrooms $30.00
roasted red beets and mandarin oranges $30.00
grilled vegetables with pine nut basil pesto $40.00
baked string bean casserole with crispy shallots $45.00
broccoli & cheese gratin with herbed bread crumbs $30.00
yukon gold mashed potatoes $30.00
rosemary roasted red bliss potatoes $30.00
maple whipped sweet potatoes $35.00
baked macaroni and cheese with brioche bread crumb topping $30.00
traditional bread stuffing $30.00
potatoes au gratin $35.00
wild rice pilaf with almonds & cranberries $35.00
fresh cranberry sauce
slow roasted whole turkey w. traditional bread stuffing & giblet gravy
$150.00 /serves 10
roasted turkey breast
$75.00/ serves 8-10
carved beef tenderloin w. horseradish cream
$150.00 / serves 12
roast prime rib of beef with horseradish jus
$250.00 / serves 12-15
*Du Jour is happy to carve your turkey for you. There is a $25.00 carving charge.
pumpkin pie $20.00
apple pie $20.00
pecan pie $24.00
pumpkin cheesecake $28.00
chocolate torte $28.00
Du Jour is located in Haverford Square/379 Lancaster Avenue Haverford, PA 19041. Their website is dujourmarket.com. Become a Fan of Du Jour on Facebook and follow Du Jour on Twitter @DuJourMainLine. To place an order for Thanksgiving, call their catering department at 610.896.4556 or email email@example.com to place your order.