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Baby Shower Kosher for Passover Ideas???

LMelba Mar 27, 2009 08:08 PM

Hi All,

I'm co-hosting a baby shower that will fall during Passover. So I need some help with a menu that is kosher for passover. Anyone have any ideas for menu or recipes that I could use? Shower starts at 11:30, so I'm serving lunch to 20 ladies. Any suggestions are more than welcome.


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  1. Emme RE: LMelba Mar 28, 2009 01:54 AM

    You could go as simple as roasting a couple of roasting chickens (I do a version of Ina Garten's Perfect Roast Chicken) with carrots, onions, potatoes, etc. You could serve with more roasted veggies, as well as a soup or salad to begin.

    If you're looking to have some apps, or finger foods, you could do:
    Tomato/Mozzarella/Basil Skewers
    Deviled Eggs
    Candied Nuts
    Marinated Mushrooms
    Meatballs (using an alternate binding agent instead of breadcrumbs)

    For dessert, you can serve meringues with fruit. Or flourless cake. Or mousse. Or sorbet (so long as it doesn't contain corn syrup). Baked/Grilled fruit.

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      addicted2cake RE: LMelba Mar 28, 2009 09:28 AM

      Or a Passover sponge cake covered in a citrus glaze (orange and lemon juice and granulated sugar), along with the fruit.

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        DaisyM RE: addicted2cake Mar 28, 2009 09:54 AM

        artichoke pesto served with Tam Tams for drinks

        desserts try chocolate covered strawberries and dried apricots. Also, Ina Garten's macaroons are great hot out of the oven.

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        Stuffed Monkey RE: LMelba Mar 28, 2009 09:58 AM

        Potato pancakes with smoked salmon as an appetizer or main course.
        Frittata's (you could different flavors, asparagus is seasonal, carmelized onion very tasty.)
        Chicken Marbella.
        Matzoh lasanga
        A side of salmon, poached or roasted

        1. chicgail RE: LMelba Mar 28, 2009 12:10 PM

          I would do a tossed salad, piece of fish (salmon would be nice) and this vegetable cutlets. recipe I posted in another Passover thread:

          Mix chopped vegetables (I use spinach, sauteed minced yellow or red peppers, grated carrots, spinach, onion, mushrooms, artichokes and sundried tomatoes) with mashed potatoes, eggs, mazo meal, salt and pepper, then form into patties and lightly pan fry.

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            rockycat RE: LMelba Mar 28, 2009 12:40 PM

            Have you ever made choux paste or a Paris Brest? Passover rolls are just choux paste made with matzah meal. Make that and pipe it into a large ring (like a Paris Brest, if you're familiar with it). Bake, cool, slice the top off, and fill with tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad, etc, any of the previous or you can even alternate. Replaace the top and present whole. Cut into slices to serve. Easy to do but it looks special.

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              chicgail RE: rockycat Mar 28, 2009 07:03 PM

              Wow, awesome idea.

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                LMelba RE: rockycat Mar 29, 2009 12:11 AM

                Do you have a recipe for choux paste or paris breast you would recommend?

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                  rockycat RE: LMelba Mar 30, 2009 06:28 AM

                  I always go with Nick Malgieri whenever possible. I love the guy's books and I've never had any of his recipes fail. I'm at work now but I can pull out some recipes when I get home. For Passover rolls I use a recipe handed down by a late family member but I doubt it's any different from most Passover roll recipes.

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                LMelba RE: LMelba Mar 29, 2009 12:13 AM

                Wow, thanks all, you've given me some really great ideas. I"m going to work on the menu using your ideas and I"ll post back with what I think I'll do.

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