Duck Stroganoff with Sweet Potato Gnocchi

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Have you ever had a moment where you tell yourself, “Damn…just Damn.”  I get those from time to time….  When I get nervous…which really isn’t very often, I talk…ramble…or better yet, blubber!  LOL…Yep, I am one of those.  Thank goodness it doesn’t happen often.  Well I had one of those moments, and well I could just kick myself in my own ass.  Ha, well I will just chalk that up to a whatever moment and move on. 

On a good note, I had a nicely busy weekend.  I worked some overtime, saw a movie, was able to get in 10 – 50ft climbs, spent some time with a Good Friend, went for a swim, and got some cleaning done….  Was a good weekend.  I didn’t get to smoke my brisket, but I will get to it next weekend, well hopefully.  I think I am volunteering with my gym to collect food for the local food pantry….Hmm, well I better check on the date I volunteered for.  After talking to some of my friends, I think I might plan a camping trip to Jackson Falls for my birthday.  There is some camping grounds, but a tone of sport climbing areas.  That sounds like fun!  Climbing and then camping with friends… Now apparently some of my friends do not camp…they laughed at me when I said “pitch a tent.”  LOL, well I guess to each their own, I could do both camp or lavish it up in a plush hotel.   Ok, off track…So onto the climbing.  I am thinking I need to go find a new rope…I am think 100 ft should do for most of the climbs.  They really didn’t look to tall but was told some are 50 ft.  I also need to start reloading my rack with nuts so I could go climb lead.  So excited.  

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So these duck breasts are from when my Mother, David and I went hunting on a very, very much freezing day.  We ended up with 4 ducks and a frozen David.  He fell into the water going after a downed duck….He ended up hunting the rest of the trip in his undies, a blanket and a mini heater!  It was a fun day, but oh so cold.  I guess if I will keep hunting with them I need to get some good waiters….

My mother was the one who first told me about Duck Stroganoff.  Of, course it wasn’t Primal or Paleo…so I decided to make it so.  It actually is a really simple recipe, and very very close to the real thing.  I have seen others use zucchini noodle (zoodles) or just eat the stroganoff alone.  I wanted to try something else.  I made some Sweet Potato Gnocchi.  There are a ton of recipes for Paleo Sweet Potato Gnocchi.  Me, I just mix sweet potato, egg, almond flour, tapioca starch and coconut flour till I get a dough.  Simple right?  These are grand to eat by themselves or with other dishes that would usually be eaten with a noodle.  I like them pan fried with coconut oil, but they can be boiled too.  

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Since, stroganoff is creamy, I thought the sweet potato gnocchi would go good with it.  I know this is usually a fall meal, but I had been craving it.  I had successfully made it Paleo and it is yummy.  The duck gives it a more feral taste, but still very good.  I hope ya’ll enjoy it as much as I do!  

Till next time, eat well and have fun doing it!

Duck Stroganoff
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 3-4 Duck Breasts
  2. 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  3. 1-2 medium Onions, sliced
  4. 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 6-7 tbsp grassfed butter or ghee
  6. 1/2 cup beef broth
  7. 3/4 full fat coconut milk
  8. 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  9. salt, pepper, and garlic powder for seasoning the duck
Instructions
  1. Heat cast iron skillet with 2 tbsp butter
  2. Season duck breasts with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Brown in the butter till cooked through. Take breast out of the pan and let rest.
  3. Melt rest of butter. Add garlic till just fragrant. Add Onions and Mushrooms and sauté.
  4. Add Beef Broth and Coconut milk and simmer over medium heat. Add Parsley.
  5. Shred the duck meat and then add to the simmering pan.
  6. Simmer till sauce reduces.
  7. Serve and eat.
Notes
  1. You can thicken the sauce up a tad with a bit of tapioca starch. Add only a little of this as it thickens quickly.
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