Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Festive Spread



We missed you at the party, so I thought the least I could do is give you the menu.  Here's what we dined on in Durham during the snowstorm listening to drummer boy.

Cheesestraws:

Puff pastry, thawed, egg-washed, sprinkled with pepper and parmesan, cut in strips with a pizza cutter, twisted and baked for 15 minutes at 400.

Sesame Snap Peas:

Blanch peas in boiling water for 30 seconds, remove, run under cold water, pat dry, coat with toasted sesame oil and black sesame seeds.

Otsu:

For the recipe to this delicious Japenese Soba Noodle dish go here.

Curried Chicken Salad:

A Martha fave found here.  Set bowl of salad on ice and serve with crackers.

Cheese selection (and pairing):

-Manchego with honeycomb
-Cheddar with pepper jelly
-Camembert with red pears

Crudite Platter:

Radishes halved lengthwise, cucumber spears, sliced fennel.  Serve with a mixture of buttermilk, mayonnaise, fresh dill, onion, garlic powder and s&p.

Beverage:


Apple Cider and Sprite with cinnamon sticks.

*Combine all above with an array of chocolates and chocolates.

*All of the above can be made ahead of time the morning of.




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3 comments:

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing the recipes!
The food was fabulous!

SkinnyCook said...

Your pictures are incredible!! Appetizers are all that is good in this world. Sounds like a fab party!

p.s. I'm new to your blog, but I will certainly be returning!

Ann Dee said...

Yum, Jordan. I am jealous of your ambition and energy.