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Summer Dinner Menu Critique with help!

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cocoagirl Jul 27, 2006 01:12 PM

I am having a dinner part for 4-

Menu

Grilled Flank Streak or Rib Eyes
Watermelon and Feta Salad ( Nigella)
Warm Grilled Con and Tomato Saute
Grilled Potato Slices

What do you think- and I need a really nice app- I think seafood and I think bite size pieces- any ideas

and any ideas for a very light dessert- or I may make corn ice cream so if anyone has made that let me know.

  1. Funwithfood Jul 27, 2006 01:49 PM

    Sounds really good. Since you have the grill going, I'd do grilled artichokes (steamed & marinated ahead, then finished on the grill) as my vegetable (or appetizer).

    I find Pavlova to be a beautiful presentation when entertaining, and it can be (mostly) made ahead. If you are in the mood for ice cream, perhaps an Orange-Basil Sorbet...

    1. danna Jul 27, 2006 02:53 PM

      Ceviche? Perhaps served in tortilla cups or some other way to make individual bites.

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        peppermint pate Jul 27, 2006 03:36 PM

        Sounds very tasty and refreshing. With the corn and tomato saute, not sure of the flavours but I'd suggest you lean more towards the coriander end of the spectrum than anything tomatoey so it won't clash with the watermelon salad.

        For an app, you could do grilled shrimp skewers - I once took a recipe off this board for a grilled molasses shrimp that was really good. Or maybe a marinade with chili, lime leaf and lemongrass flavours?

        For dessert, I'm wondering about one of those apricot cake recipes that Dommy and others have posted of late. Or you could serve ice cream with grilled bananas - yum!

        Enjoy!

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          lisacs Jul 27, 2006 03:44 PM

          Ceviche sounds good to start.

          I like the Pavlova idea for dessert, but suggest you make individual meringue nests and top them with homemade sorbet (lemon, lemon basil, a berry flavor?), maybe garnished with some fresh fruit. Easy, pretty, and nice on a hot day.

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