"seafood" menu help
I'm planning a party for "Old Christmas" in early January, I want to share a little bit of my Eastern North Carolina heritage with my friends. The observance is essentially a New World Twelfth Night, but here's the hitch - the traditional Old Christmas celebration involves oysters and other seafood, and lots of it. I can't afford an elaborate seafood dinner for my friends (all grad students and young professionals), and they wouldn't expect it. Instead of a real seafood dinner, I'm planning a "fish" themed menu. I'm not afraid of a good pun, and I'll have to go all out to make this work, so any suggestions are welcome!
So far I have:
serve the goldfish crackers with potato chips for fish 'n' chips. anchovy paste. scalloped potatoes. mini tuna melts. serve on a "skate" board. cocktail sauce shooters? salt water taffy. sponge cake.
will you have a "conger" line? and wear fishnet stockings? listen to lawrence "whelk"?
Just off the top of my head, I thought about a seafood pate or aspic dip molded in one of those copper fish molds that everyone's mother had from the old days..If you had a fish shape cutter (can be ordered online), you can make fish shaped crostini to go with...this is a good challenge by the way. I'll have to think of more ideas....