Menu help please-- starting with salmon chowder?
Hello, I'm having fish-eating vegetarians (pescetarians?) over for dinner this weekend. I was thinking about starting with a salmon-potato chowder, but then got stuck on a main course:
Stuffed peppers? Is that too "starchy" with a potato soup and then rice stuffed peppers?
Something noodle-y? Same starchy problem?
There's always the option of starting with a different soup and going with salmon as a main course, I guess, but this soup is particularly yummy!
Thanks for your help.
Try these sites for vegetarian recipes..
epicurious.com also has alot of really great veggie recipes.....it depends on whether you are exploring a fine dining type dinner, or a casual thing...i love the artichoke and mushroom lasagna recipe from there, as well as the butternut squash and hazelnut lasagna recipes.
I am one of those vegetarians who occasionally will eat some seafood (i think the terminology is pesca-vegetarian) kind of tend to agree that a salmon chowder is a meal all in itself. There is an absolutlely fantastic mussel chowder on the epicurious site, that is potato free..so not as heavy, and even then i serve that as a meal, with bread, and maybe some salad....along with dessert.
I like the salad idea (could maybe add some fresh bread or rolls to go with everything), or you could do a veggie-heavy entree, like a roasted vegetable napoleon or vegetable torta. Cook's Illustrated has a great vegetable torta recipe with layers of roasted eggplant, red pepper, and zucchini, bound with an egg custard blended with a head of roasted garlic, thyme, and a little lemon juice, with a fresh breadcrumb crust.