I need a kick-ass potluck dish
- CarrieWas218 Jun 17, 2011 09:04 PM
90% of our office is traveling to a conference next week and I wanted to prepare lunch for the five of us who have to remain behind. They suggested a potluck so while they will be covering the salads, sides, and dessert, I want to offer up a really nice "thank-you" entree.
Limitations are the usual ones for potlucks; microwave is available, but no oven or stove. I do, however, own a small hotplate and for past potlucks, I've brought pots of soup which were well-received, but it is now summer and that isn't substantial enough.
I'm pondering Coq au Vin because that is stew-like, but it still seems too heavy for summer. Everyone seems to like chicken, but I am open.
Suggestions for a hearty main-course?
Last summer, I made a green chile (Hatch) pork stew that was well received. It can be as simple or as intricate as you wish. I didn't use any cumin or oregano like the recipes I'm pulling up via Google. It was basically browned pork butt, minced onion, garlic (I think), roasted and peeled chiles, diced potato, and chicken stock. It looked like hell, but it tasted really good.
Would you have a slow cooker available to you? If so, what about a pulled pork that you can either serve on it's own or with sandwich buns? I can give a good recipe if you want it. Several, actually.