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What do you think of my Valentine's Day menu?

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jenniferdines Feb 10, 2007 12:27 PM

This is for me and my husband of 1.5 years.

Lemon Chicken Soup with Green Pea Tortellini
Avocado-Citrus Salad with Honey-Poppyseed Dressing
Braided Baked Salmon with Ginger-Scallion Dipping Sauce

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  1. susancinsf RE: jenniferdines Feb 10, 2007 04:21 PM

    no dessert?

    1. 280 Ninth RE: jenniferdines Feb 10, 2007 04:47 PM

      Sounds fine to me, though I haven't a clue as to what is meant by "braided" baked salmon...what's braided, and why is that important?

      With that menu, you've got room for something creamy and delicious for dessert.

      Wine? I'd imagine you'd choose something crisp and white, but I'd be counterintuitive and try a red w/ some bite, but not heavy...pinots work, maybe a lighter cabernet franc.

      Enjoy....and while you're at it, feel free to cook for me, sometime, too....:-)

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        jenniferdines RE: 280 Ninth Feb 11, 2007 05:05 AM

        Braided...you cut the salmon into three large pieces and literally "braid" the pieces together. It is a presentation strategy.

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        Fuser RE: jenniferdines Feb 10, 2007 05:06 PM

        I'm assuming "braided" is "breaded" -- I'd suggest buttered Panko crumbs. I'd also look for some light, crispy kind of flatbread or something on the side to couteract all the citrus. And what about dessert? This is, after all, time to trot out the most decadent recipe you can come up with.

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          jenniferdines RE: Fuser Feb 11, 2007 05:04 AM

          No, it's actually braided
          like in this picture:
          http://www.cateredaffare.com/images/i...

          except without that scary blonde lady int he background!

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            susancinsf RE: jenniferdines Feb 11, 2007 05:14 AM

            looks like for the braiding to be impressive it would be way more than you would want for two people...

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              LenaNE RE: jenniferdines Feb 11, 2007 05:20 AM

              are you going to bake the salmon on the cedar plank?... I've grilled with it and it's amazingly good... I agree, a little dessert would be good... maybe key lime pie...

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                jtlam77 RE: jenniferdines Feb 11, 2007 02:53 PM

                is it really braided? it looks like thing strips of filet strategically placed to look like it is braided... good luck! presentation looks amazing.

            2. TonyO RE: jenniferdines Feb 10, 2007 05:07 PM

              Good for both of you. Enjoy your V-Day !

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