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November 21, 2008 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #588704
Does anyone have any ideas for an elegant dinner?November 21, 2008 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm #626400JosephParticipant
lgbg, who are you preparing this dinner for?November 22, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm #626401yashrus20Member
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!)November 22, 2008 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #626402oomisParticipant
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.November 23, 2008 12:19 am at 12:19 am #626403beaconParticipant
lucky hubby… 🙂November 23, 2008 5:03 am at 5:03 am #626404JewessMember
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
salmon, rice, grilled vegetables and a bottle of chardonnay, chocolate fondue for dessert
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.November 23, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am #626405
MMM…can u invite me? Or how about just send the leftovers…but please early enough for dinner!November 23, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm #626406oomisParticipant
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.November 24, 2008 2:03 am at 2:03 am #626407smalltowngirlMember
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…November 24, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am #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.November 24, 2008 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm #626409
Thank you all for your ideas. but any ideas besides salmon?November 24, 2008 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #626410
steak steak steak.November 24, 2008 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #626411SJSinNYCMember
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.November 24, 2008 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #626412BYgirlMember
Announcing the engagement lgbg iy”H..I spoke to your sister yesterday, Sounds like things are moving along pretty smoothly :)keep me posted!November 24, 2008 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #626413
my sister? engaged? pretty smoothly?
as far as I know I’m takenNovember 24, 2008 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #626414
To make the salad a little more exiting you can add crispy beef form estihana it makes it nicer and really tastefulNovember 24, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #626415
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. thanksNovember 25, 2008 6:59 am at 6:59 am #626416
Wow thats an expensive lunch.November 25, 2008 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #626417mdlevineMember
not so elegant – but it sure is good:
*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)
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.November 25, 2008 3:03 pm at 3:03 pm #626418
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.November 25, 2008 3:15 pm at 3:15 pm #626419
[email protected]: Did you ever try Marinated Salmon. I have a very good recipe for it, if you are interested.November 25, 2008 3:29 pm at 3:29 pm #626420
Marinated in what? I am interested to hear…November 25, 2008 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #626421
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!!November 25, 2008 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm #626422
smartcookie i just bought those yesterday!
But thanx for the idea 🙂November 25, 2008 4:24 pm at 4:24 pm #626423
Marinated in sugar basically, making it sweet.November 25, 2008 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #626424
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?November 25, 2008 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #626425
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.November 25, 2008 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #626426
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 youNovember 25, 2008 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #626427
Chatty- this recipe is delicous with some bay leaves(nice look too) and 4 pieces whole cloves(besamim) give it a delicious taste too.November 25, 2008 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm #626428
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. 🙂November 26, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am #626429
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.November 26, 2008 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #626430
Here’s the recipe for Easy Marinated Salmon:
4-6 Slices salmon
1 cup sugar
1 large onion
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 1/2 cups water
6 Tbsp. Sugar
1 tsp. salt
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!November 26, 2008 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #626431
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 muchNovember 26, 2008 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #626432
Your welcome! How can you eat Salmon every day??? Don’t you get sick of it?November 26, 2008 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm #626433
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 lunchNovember 26, 2008 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm #626434
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. 🙂November 26, 2008 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #626435
I do not have them at work, but I work part time so I am home for lunch.November 26, 2008 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #626436
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.)November 26, 2008 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #626437
I eat a sandwhich with it as well. but I want protien and tuna is pretty boring.November 26, 2008 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #626438
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.November 26, 2008 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #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.November 26, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm #626440shindyMember
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!November 27, 2008 6:28 am at 6:28 am #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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