Saturday, April 5, 2008

Dinner Party

Here are some pics from a dinner party I cooked for a while back (I didn't take the pics, so they are not the greatest quality):

Asian Pear "Maki": Grated Asian pear and lime wrapped in prosciutto and dressed with a brown rice vinegar/balsamic vinegar reduction

Chicken Marbella: Chicken marinated with garlic, oregano, prunes, olives, capers, olive oil and vinegar, baked with white wine and brown sugar

Cardamom Ginger Pear and Carrot Puree: Steamed carrots and pears flavored with ginger and cardamom

Three Onion Cous Cous: Cous Cous, flavored with sauteed red onion, sweet onion and spring onions, dressed with currants

Chocolate Mousse: Decadent chocolate mousse and raspberry coulis, topped with whipped cream

I also served a spinach salad, with warm goat cheese "croutons" and a poppy seed vinaigrette, as well as another app - chorizo puffs, which is basically puff pastry, stuffed with cheese and chorizo, served with a honey dijon dipping sauce.
Needless to say, the party was a big success....

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