Summer Salmon Dinner Party
Four-Course Dinner - Menu and Recipes

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Summer Salmon Dinner Party
Four-Course Dinner - Menu and Recipes


First Course:

roasted garlic
Roasted Garlic
Roasted garlic is a delicious appetizer. Squeeze the pulp out of the cloves and spread on the bread of your liking.


Killer Shrimp
Killer Shrimp
Your guests and family will definitely love these shrimp!  


authentic French Bread
French Bread Baguette
Serve with the Roasted Garlic and the Killer Shrimp.
 

 


Second Course:

Summer Gazpacho Soup
Gazpacho
A light, cool, refreshing soup from Spain. The Spanish call Gazpacho "salad." However, to an American it is a soup. This soup is perfect for those hot summer days.

or
 

Garden Fresh Tomato Soup
Garden-Fresh Tomato Soup
This vivid uncooked soup is a delicious way to use fresh tomatoes from your garden. It would make a great palate cleanser (such as a sorbet) between courses. Serve with a Sauvignon Blanc wine.

 
 


Third Course:


Baked Salmon with Dill Mustard Sauce
Salmon with Dill Mustard Sauce
Baked salmon is so easy to make and so delicious! The wonderful Dill Mustard Sauce really compliments the salmon's delicate flavor.


or
 

Smoked Salmon
Linda's Smoked Salmon
Every time I make this smoked salmon and serve it, I get raves! For best results you will need a proper smoker/cooker that has a water tray for moisture. The smoking method I use is called "hot smoking."


 

 


Side Dishes:

Insalata Caprese Salad
Insalata Caprese Salad
(Tomato and Mozarella Salad)
Insalata Caprese is one of the simplest and most delicious of salads. It requires only the right ingredients and the right season. The season first. This is basically a summer dish from which follow the ingredients: it should be made only with local vine-ripened tomatoes that are red, juicy and flavorful but not overly soft, and preferably unrefrigerated.



Grilled Corn on the Cob
Grilled Corn On The Cob
Grilled Corn is especially delicious when you add herbs and spices to the ear of corn before grilling it. The herbs and spices liven up the flavors and add an interesting spin on basic roasted corn. Plus it’s easy to do - just use your favorite!

 

 
 


Fourth Course:


Peches au vin
This is a French dessert that is so easy and so elegant - very gourmet. My husband gave this a "10" rating. Be sure and try Peches au vin when fresh peaches are in season.

or

Grilled Pineapple
Grilled Pineapple
I just love grilled pineapple! Grilling does wonderful things to fruit as it caramelizes the sugars creating a golden brown color and intensity of flavor. This very simple and elegant dessert is the perfect ending to a heavy barbecue. The pepper brings out the "grilled" flavor and adds some spiciness.

 

 


Finale:

A good way to end a meal is with a (decaf) latte.

Latte Coffee

Coffee
How to make a perfect cup of coffee

How To Use a French Press coffee press, plunger press and/or press coffee

 

 

 

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