Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cater: New Year's Day

One of my uses of this blog is menu memory, so feel free to ignore this post. These are a few of the dishes I did for my New Year's Day party cater.

Bloody Mary granité with olive sphere. Need to work on that sphere a bit.

Greek 7-Spice and goat cheese stuffed piquillos.

Pistachio and pomegranate (and wild rice) stuffed sweet peppers wrapped in fillo strips.

Black-eyed pea soup in roasted squash - squash was dusted in smoked paprika.


racheld said...

You had me at the first one, but then BLACK-EYED PEAS!

We were away for the EVE, then had our peas for supper on Monday night. Still enough in the fridge to make a respectable Hoppin' John---I like the peas already cooked for that one.

Looks scrumptious---recipes? Especially the soup.

Gfron1 said...

Not much of a recipe but it was the hit of the evening. Roast the squash with smoked paprika on it - btw, I did this because there were vegetarians and I needed to fill the gap made by the lack of meats. For the soup, rinse beans, soak overnight. Don't rinse, just add a bit more water. Bring to a boil and then down to a low simmer. Cook at least two hours - I went 4 because of altitude. With one hour left, in skillet sauté onion, carrot and a bit of dry basil with fresh ground black pepper (I used tellicherry). Cook til softend and add to the soup. Season with salt. At service add a drizzle of olive oil. I think a hint of orange zest would be nice but I didn't think of it at the time.