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Apr 2, 2008 11:08 AM

Need a vegetarian recipe to wow a crowd

Any ideas? Thanks!

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  1. What sort of crowd? Are you looking for a pot-luck dish? Tofu? Pasta? A fancy dinner party?


    1. Back when I could eat mushrooms I used to make a dish consisting of lots of wild and cultivated mushrooms cooked for a long time in butter, red wine and a full-flavoured veg stock; cooked down till just moist - served in a puff-pastry split. Very easy, simple and a rich enough taste to please even meat lovers. All you need is a (garlic) bread and a green salad and maybe a cheese-course to follow.
      You could bake the pastry ahead of time and assemble at the last minute.

      1. Asparagus flan with fontina cheese sauce
        Linguine con porcini
        Eggplant towers with garlic skordalia
        Brie en croute
        Paella vegetariana
        Daal makhani with garlic naan

        1. Gourmet's March issue (I think) had a vegetarian cassulet that looked really delicious and would be easy to serve a crowd, but still be pretty special.

          1. how about a semolina gnocch? Here's a recipe:


            Or a pasta frittata? Which can be served room temp if it needs to sit out a bit.