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  • #588704

    lgbg
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    Does anyone have any ideas for an elegant dinner?

    #626400

    Joseph
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    lgbg, who are you preparing this dinner for?

    #626401

    yashrus20
    Member

    Yeh very ambigious Question. Specify and im sure myself and others would be happy to assist you (hey id make a great waiter, need one for the dinner!)

    #626402

    oomis
    Participant

    If you mean one that you are making yourself, I have lots of ideas. If you are looking for ab elegant restaurant, there are a gazillion of them.

    #626403

    beacon
    Participant

    lucky hubby… 🙂

    #626404

    Jewess
    Member

    Who is this dinner for? Is it a dinner party or a party of two?

    Assuming it’s a dinner for two, I’d make:

    salad, ribsteak, mashed potatoes, string beans with garlic and a nice bottle of cabernet merlot, chocolate cake for dessert

    or

    salmon, rice, grilled vegetables and a bottle of chardonnay, chocolate fondue for dessert

    or

    a yummy pasta dish with vegetables and parmigan and your favorite bottle of red, chocolate pudding pie for dessert…

    Always have your food presented nicely, a nice bottle of wine and dessert.

    If it’s a dinner party, I’d add bread and dips, appetizers and possibly soup.

    #626405

    MMM…can u invite me? Or how about just send the leftovers…but please early enough for dinner!

    #626406

    oomis
    Participant

    Poached salmon en croute makes a beautiful appetizer, followed by a nice salad,roast beef, basmati rice with sauteed mushrooms and onions, string beans almandine, and a “molten” chocolate cake (made in a large muffin tin) with a scoop of vanilla tofutti or pareve whip on the side with shaved chocolate on the cream.

    #626407

    cup or small bowl of mushroom barley soup,

    salmon appetizer – lemon sorbet

    Stuffed cornished hen with wild rice, spears of asparagus, stuffed mushroom and salad, (using the spring mix)

    chocolate (edible) cup filled with choc cream and topped with choc shavings served on a plate drizzeled with rasberry sauce…

    #626408

    Just a little tip, I find Parsley flakes to be a beautiful garnish to almost anything. Top a few on baked salamon, add it to your salad. It almost has no taste, but it gives a neat, leafy look.

    #626409

    lgbg
    Member

    Thank you all for your ideas. but any ideas besides salmon?

    #626410

    smartcookie
    Member

    steak steak steak.

    #626411

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    How about duck?? Its expensive but really yummy. You can find some really good recipes (catered to your liking) online.

    So maybe duck, mushroom risotto and grilled asparagus?

    If you are heartier people, you could do a good brisket with roasted root vegetables and wild rice.

    #626412

    BYgirl
    Member

    Announcing the engagement lgbg iy”H..I spoke to your sister yesterday, Sounds like things are moving along pretty smoothly :)keep me posted!

    #626413

    lgbg
    Member

    bygirl

    my sister? engaged? pretty smoothly?

    as far as I know I’m taken

    #626414

    bored@work
    Participant

    To make the salad a little more exiting you can add crispy beef form estihana it makes it nicer and really tasteful

    #626415

    bored@work
    Participant

    everyone is writing about different salmon recipies, I eat salmon everyday for lunch and was wondering if u can share your recipe with me, so i can have some alterations. thanks

    #626416

    Wow thats an expensive lunch.

    #626417

    mdlevine
    Member

    not so elegant – but it sure is good:

    ingredients

    oil

    minced garlic

    black pepper

    chili powder

    onions

    chop meat

    tomato sauce

    brown rice

    *options (see below)

    spice (no set amount – do it to your liking) the oil while it is heating and then fry the onions in the spicy oil.

    clear out the onions and fry the chop meat. add the onions back in when the meat is near completion

    when complete, using a slotted spoon (to drain the excess oil) dish the mixture into a deep lasagna pan and mix in the tomato sauce – do not make it too soupy. put it on the oven to keep warm

    serve over the rice (subtitute with pasta if desired)

    *options

    diced jalapeno peppers and hot sauce – added after the frying process before heating it

    hotdogs – grilled and then cut into the mix prior to heating.

    #626418

    bored@work
    Participant

    My mother buys it for me so I do not know the price of it, but I dont have time to make myself such a big lunch so salmon is perfect, just getting bored of the typical seasoning.

    #626419

    Chatty
    Member

    bored@work: Did you ever try Marinated Salmon. I have a very good recipe for it, if you are interested.

    #626420

    bored@work
    Participant

    Marinated in what? I am interested to hear…

    #626421

    smartcookie
    Member

    try kabobs!!! take wooden kabob sticks, put through pieces of cutlets, beef stew, squash, pepper, onions of course…. whatever- to your liking. soak in BBQ sauce a grill!!

    #626422

    lgbg
    Member

    smartcookie i just bought those yesterday!

    But thanx for the idea 🙂

    #626423

    Chatty
    Member

    Marinated in sugar basically, making it sweet.

    #626424

    bored@work
    Participant

    so you just put like a cup of sugar on it? any liquid substance as well with it? and bake it for 9 minutes or so?

    #626425

    Chatty
    Member

    No! actually, it’s a recipe for cooking it in a pot. You saute an onion in like a cup of sugar until the sugar is melted and the onions are soft, then you add some water, a little more sugar, some other ingredients which i forgot, (when i find the recipe I’ll post it.) Then once that mixture is boiling, you add the Salmon pieces and you cook on a low flame for about 40 minutes or so.

    #626426

    bored@work
    Participant

    sounds interesting, I will try it on monday hopefully and let you know how it goes. If you find the recipe until then you can post more detials. thank you

    #626427

    smartcookie
    Member

    Chatty- this recipe is delicous with some bay leaves(nice look too) and 4 pieces whole cloves(besamim) give it a delicious taste too.

    #626428

    Chatty
    Member

    Actually, I have made this recipe numerous times (for Yom Tov) and I never even tried it. But my mother tells me how good and sweet it is. 🙂 Next time I make it I’m going to be brave and try it. 🙂

    #626429

    bored@work,

    Did u ever try Terriyaki salamon?

    1/4 cup terriyaki sauce

    1/4 cup orange juice

    1/4 cup browm sugar

    1/4 cup ketchup

    This recipe tops all, u’ll feel like ur in a restaurant while eating it.

    BTW this batter is good for at least 3 salamons.

    Bake it for 30 min convered and 10 min uncovered.

    P.S. sice this worked so well with salamon i sometimes bake Tilopia with the same topping, also great. But salomon is the real thing.

    #626430

    Chatty
    Member

    Here’s the recipe for Easy Marinated Salmon:

    4-6 Slices salmon

    1 cup sugar

    1 large onion

    Marinated Syrup:

    1/4 cup vinegar

    1/4 cup lemon juice

    3 1/2 cups water

    6 Tbsp. Sugar

    1 tsp. salt

    Directions:

    In a large flat skillet, Saute onion and sugar until dissolved. Add all syrup ingredients to dissolved mixture and bring to a boil. Add fish slices and cook for 40 minutes. Add more sugar and lemon juice if necessary.

    Place fish into clean dish. Strain sauce and pour over fish.

    Refrigerate fish and served chilled.

    Yields: 4-6 servings.

    FYI: when I make it, I make it in a fish pot, and put in as many salmon pieces that fit. I’m sure you can make this recipe and only put in one piece of salmon if you want.

    Enjoy!

    #626431

    bored@work
    Participant

    Thank you so much, I will let you know how it tastes, My mother used to just put on plain terriyaki sauce so first I will try this new marinated recipe and after the new terriyaki, I do eat it everyday so I have time. thank you so much

    #626432

    Chatty
    Member

    Your welcome! How can you eat Salmon every day??? Don’t you get sick of it?

    #626433

    bored@work
    Participant

    Um it can get a little boring, but its hard everyday like what shall I eat today? so its just always ready for me, u have any other suggestions for a quick prepared lunch? Sometimes I open a cookbook but there is like mostly chickens nothing normal for a lunch

    #626434

    Chatty
    Member

    Well, firstly do you have access to a Toaster, Microwave, Refrigerator, or Freezer at work? At my work we have all 4 accessible so I can bring something, put in Fridge, and when I’m ready to eat I heat it up. 🙂

    #626435

    bored@work
    Participant

    I do not have them at work, but I work part time so I am home for lunch.

    #626436

    Chatty
    Member

    OH, I see. Well the quickest prepared lunch is probably just a sandwich, but I don’t think you would be interested because I’m sure Salmon is much more tastier (and probably healthier.)

    #626437

    bored@work
    Participant

    I eat a sandwhich with it as well. but I want protien and tuna is pretty boring.

    #626438

    Chatty
    Member

    How about chicken cutlets?

    Or how about eggs? You can fry an egg or 2 and put it in a toasted bagel. It sure is filling and delicious.

    #626439

    wow a sandwich and then a salmon, can u eat supper after that? when i serve fish for lunch its with a salad or soup.

    #626440

    shindy
    Member

    Bored at Work, please ask your doc if it’s okay to eat salmon every day. It has high levals of mercury which can be dangerous!

    #626441

    I think a scrambled egg sandwich is a great idea. On the plus side it is very filling! Especially if u have it on a sesame stick. IF you want it to be really something, add cream cheese or butter to both sides of the bagel before inserting the egg.

    My mouth is watering !

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