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Cherry Porter Glazed Duck with Pickled Persimmons

Wood-fired rotisserie duck is the real star here, but the deeply layered glaze and brightly flavored fresh pickles deserve high praises. Tart cherry juice and a rich American porter are reduced with honey and spices for a glaze you’ll want to make over and over again. The persimmons add crunch and a sweet-tart profile for an amazingly well-rounded combination. Servings 4 Ingredients 1 Culver duck, about 5 pounds Kosher salt Freshly-ground black pepper For the pickled persimmons 1 cup filtered water 2 cups apple cider vinegar 1 cup honey 4 teaspoons kosher salt 2 ripe persimmons, thinly sliced on...

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Campfire Harvest Bread Pudding Recipe

Campfire cooking in a Dutch oven is fun for the whole family, whether you are camping or not. Our Harvest Bread Pudding is just one great idea for campfire cooking inside the Kalamazoo Gaucho Grill. This luscious bread pudding is loaded with a harvest of pears, cranberries and walnuts, plus a cinnamon swirl for festive flavor. We lightly toast the bread over the wood fire before making the pudding for extra campfire essence. Servings 6 Ingredients 20 ounces brioche bread, sliced 1-inch thick 2 large eggs 3 egg yolks ¾ cup light brown sugar 1 cup whole milk 3...

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Grilled Kale Salad with Goat Cheese Polenta Recipe

This is the perfect salad to prepare on the Kalamazoo Gaucho Grill, and kale has never tasted so good! Brushed with garlic oil and grilled over a wood fire, it develops earthy flavors as the leaves turn crispy around the edges. Goat cheese polenta is grilled as well, for a delightfully distinctive flavor. Blistered cherry tomatoes and maple vinaigrette add the perfect touch of sweetness. Make the polenta a day in advance so that it is easier to grill. Servings 4 Ingredients For the goat cheese polenta 4 ounces goat’s milk brie, we use Wellspring Creamery 1 cup goat’s...

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S’mores Dessert Pizza Recipe

We’ve cooked this pizza at parties and demonstrations all over the country, and it is always a massive hit. All of your favorite flavors from the classic S’mores are here. The trick for that graham cracker taste is using cookie butter sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon. This pizza is a sticky, gooey, fun-loving, delicious mess, just like you would expect. Servings 1 10-to-12-inch pizza Ingredients 1 10-ounce ball Artisan Fire Pizza Dough 1/4 cup Speculoos Cookie Butter (you can find it at Trader Joe’s) 1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar Pinch of ground cinnamon Pinch of fine sea salt...

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Zucchini Pizza with Roasted Garlic and Pine Nuts Recipe

A simple pizza lets its ingredients shine, and this recipe is a great example of that approach. Fresh zucchini ribbons cook quickly in the hot pizza oven, melding with just the right amount of cheese. The toasted pine nuts add a nice crunch, while the red pepper flakes add a touch of heat. Servings 1 10-to-12-inch pizza Ingredients 1 10-ounce ball Artisan Fire Pizza Dough 1/2 head of roasted garlic (instructions for roasting garlic in the pizza oven can be found here) 1/3 cup shredded Campo de Montalban cheese (or a good Manchego) 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts 1...

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