Dinner No 3 hosted by Ellie
So its my turn!
After the fantastic food produced by tanyah and amanda i have felt somewhat challenged to produce a menu that will provide my guests with an equally scrummy evening.
So i’ve poured over my cookery books, and even brought a new one (fantastic, rachel allen, entertaining at home) in an attempt to find dishes that i’ve not cooked before, but think i can manage, that complement each other, and still provide a varied menu. Oh and i also have a budget that is much more lidl than waitrose!
This is the menu i plan to cook;
roquefort and walnut biscuits
pear and proscuitto wraps
filo parcels with feta, artichoke and mint
served with mixed leaves and balsamic dressing
soy poached salmon with an avocado salsa
served with coriander basmati rice
orange and almond cake with an orange cream
I have deliberately chosen canapes and starters that i can prepare the night before, as being home alone this week with 3 small monkeys i need to do a large amount of preparation the night before. I feel confident cooking the salmon as i have ordered small fillets, but not so confident cooking rice (have had several occasions where ive chatted so much ive forgotten about it and ended up with a gluey mess!) I spent ages thinking about a suitable accompaniment for this dish, and may yet change my mind to rice noodles!
As the main is quite light i hope people will feel like a slightly heavier pudding, but i plan to serve this in small portions as it is quite dense.
So this is the plan, it may change the night before, but so far really looking forward to getting cooking!
The one canape that was left!
The salmon, with rice and salsa
Warm orange & almond pud with homemade ice-cream
Amanda, Emma, Katie, Ellie
Lucinda, Tanyah, Rachel, Nikki