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#1 Thu 22 May 08 11:26am

dubgrrl

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3 Course Meal Ideas Please - need to be made largely in advance

Hi all - can you help?

Im planning a meal for 4 on saturday night - nothing too over the top but still tasty and needs to look good.

The main problem is that I need to largely make it in advance eg. the puds could do with being something that I can make tomorrow and leave in fridge until sat night. Basically I want to get as much of the prep out of the way tomorrow as I have children and will be tied up with them all saturday daytime.

One person coming doesnt like any meat to be served on the bone, two hate mushrooms and one peppers!

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#2 Thu 22 May 08 12:42pm

PaddyPaws

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From Newington, Kent
Member since Thu 22 May 08

Re: 3 Course Meal Ideas Please - need to be made largely in advance

Starter - Prawn and Mango Salad
Cook Prawns in Thai red paste, chop up mango toss in a load of mixed leaves, drizzle with lime juice, thrown in the prawns and dig in

Main - Chilli con Carne ( amde properly!)

Pud - Chocolate and Ginger mousse

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#3 Thu 22 May 08 1:17pm

Sereh

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Re: 3 Course Meal Ideas Please - need to be made largely in advance

I think a nice soup is a good starter, as you can make it in advance and it only needs re-heating. Then a salad, and as a main maybe some mini frittata's (so you can make one vegetarian, others with eg shrimps) served with new potatoes with cream and chives. As a dessert a nice chocolate mousse, can be made in advance as well.
It is springtime, so you can buy some lovely in season veggies for tis feast.
How about this:

-pea soup with lemon and fresh thyme for starters

-salad with baby greens, fresh fava beans, fresh peas and pink grapefruit

-mini-frittata's, made with shrimp and green asparagus

-new potatoes, boiled in their skin, cooled to room temp then dressed with a cream and chives dressing

-chocolate mousse, served with strawberries and whipped cream

If you want the recipes, let me know and I'll post them for you.

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#4 Thu 22 May 08 1:40pm

MsPablo

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Re: 3 Course Meal Ideas Please - need to be made largely in advance

1st course:
Jamie's proscuitto, fig, arugula, mozzarella salad (there's one in home page Recipes, saw another one he made on  show).  To make the fresh figs pretty, cut a cross into the tops, not all the way through.  Drizzle these salads with top quality olive oil, salt and pepper.

2nd course:
Make ahead: Jool's favorite stew or another stew or tagine from one of Jamie's recipes (see home page, Recipes).

Make Ahead Dessert the children might like to help with:
Stuff small scoops of ice cream with complemtary fillings - use a spoon to make a hole, add a few bits of toasted hazelnuts inside chocolate ice cream, roll in chocolate shavings or sprinkles, banana ice cream filled with chocolate chunks, rolled in toasted coconut, vanilla and cherries ice cream filled with white chocolate chunks, rolled in crushed amoretti cookies.

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#5 Wed 24 Feb 10 12:31pm

Jany_

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Re: 3 Course Meal Ideas Please - need to be made largely in advance

Sereh,

Are you able to send me the pea soup and the shrimp and asparagus frittata recipes?

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#6 Wed 24 Feb 10 1:17pm

MsK

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Re: 3 Course Meal Ideas Please - need to be made largely in advance

Starter: goatcheese with rocket and raspberry jam drizzle
Main: Chicken breast/filet with brie cheese honey and thyme, potato wedges from the oven with olive oil and sea salt flakes, and green asparagus/ broccoli on the side
Dessert: lemon milano...(lemon tiramisu)

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#7 Wed 24 Feb 10 5:11pm

koukouvagia

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Re: 3 Course Meal Ideas Please - need to be made largely in advance

Ms. Pablo, I love this salad but where on earth do you find fresh figs at this time of year?  Now I'm sad because you made me think of figs.  How could you?

Main: Salmon Wellington (prepared ahead and super easy assembly)
- individual portions of salmon marinated for 30 minutes
- puff pastry sheets
- frozen creamed spinach

1. Marinate the salmon filets (oil, mustard, dash of vinegar, chopped garlic and shallot) then pat dry and season with salt/pepper.
2. lay the fish diagonally on a square sheet of puff pastry, and put a layer of creamed spinach ontop.
3. fold up the puff pastry prettily.
4. Stick in the freezer until ready to cook, then brush with an egg wash before baking.
5. Preheat oven to 400 and cook for 25 minutes or until golden brown on the outside and desired internal temperature.

Roasted asparagus:  Place asparagus in a baking dish, drizzle with a little olive oil and season.  Roast along side the salmon wellingtons until desired tenderness.

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#8 Wed 24 Feb 10 5:13pm

koukouvagia

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Re: 3 Course Meal Ideas Please - need to be made largely in advance

Dessert:  Berry cake tarts
- 1 pound cake (I get mine from a local bakery, already made)
- 16 oz mascarpone cheese
- 1/3 cup vanilla sugar
- 1 lemon
- creme de cassis or other sweet liquer
- whipped cream
- fresh berries

1. in a small sauce pan slowly heat up the sugar and lemon juice to make a simple syrup.
2. Combine the syrup with the cheese (make as sweet as you like)
3. Cut pretty 1inch slices of pound cake and brush with a little liquer.  Top with some mascarpone and pile on the berries.  Garnish with whipped cream.

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#9 Wed 24 Feb 10 5:38pm

MsK

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Re: 3 Course Meal Ideas Please - need to be made largely in advance

I'm going to make that berry cake tarts!! YUM! yummy

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