Thanksgiving Side Dishes and Recipes from Du Jour!

By AML Publisher
Photos courtesy of Courtney Apple Photography

Du Jour offers Thanksgiving dinner to go: 4 courses for $32.50 per person with a minimum order of 8.

Du Jour offers Thanksgiving dinner to go: 4 courses for $32.50 per person with a minimum order of 8.

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!
Sarah Lockard
AroundMainLine.com Publisher


Recipes

Du Jour’s famous butter nut squash soup is sure to become a family favorite.

Du Jour’s famous butter nut squash soup is sure to become a family favorite.

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
Pinch cinnamon
Pinch nutmeg
Pinch cayenne
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.

Candied Walnuts
5# walnuts
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.

No time to make the stuffing?  Take advantage of Du Jour’s convenient and affordable a la carte Thanksgiving menu.

No time to make the stuffing? Take advantage of Du Jour’s convenient and affordable a la carte Thanksgiving menu.

Raspberry Vinaigrette
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.

Stuffing
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

Soups
butternut squash w. hints of cinnamon
$12.00/quart
wild mushroom bisque
$12.00/quart
maine lobster bisque w. cognac
$15.00/quart

Salads
mixed seasonal greens w. balsamic vinaigrette
$3.50/person
field greens w. candied walnuts, cranberries, goat cheese & raspberry vinaigrette
$4.25/person

Sides
Serves 10
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

turkey gravy
$12.00/quart
fresh cranberry sauce
$12.00/quart

Entrees
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.

Specialty desserts
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 maureen@dujourmarket.com to place your order.

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Kate O'Neill Says:

    Great recipes – thank you so much and the photographs are wonderful to illustrate!

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