Flaming Pineapple Bowl with Shrimp Dinner Menu
Flaming Pineapple Bowl with Shrimp is quite simple to make even as it looks quiet wonderfully complex and colorful. When you serve the shrimp mixture inside a scooped out Pineapple, it becomes the star on your dinner! I created and prepared this great six-course dinner party menu for a gourmet dinner that I put up for a local charity auction to benefit the Hillsboro School Foundation in Hillsboro, Oregon.
California Rolls – American-style sushi rolls using fresh fruits of your choice.
Making sushi at home is easy to do. Ingredients and equipment can be found at Japanese and Asian foods stores, and at most large grocery stores.
Sushi making does requires a small amount of initial practice. Do not be afraid to try! You can use the techniques for making the California Rolls to make other variations with different fillings as sushi rolls are extremely versatile and you can make endless varieties. To make Fruit Sushi Rolls, just substitute fresh fruits of your choice and place on top of the rice before rolling. Be creative!
2nd Course – Palate Cleanser:
Gazpacho Soup with Avocado Creme Fraiche
This Gazpacho Soup is so easy to make and so delicious! A must make soup when you can get vine-ripened tomatoes.
3rd Course – Salad Course:
Grilled Fig and Arugula Salad
The combination of flavors in this delicious salad will send you to new heights in flavor. Your guests will absolutely adore this salad.
4th Course – Main Course:
Flambe Seafood Pineapple Boat
Using the pineapple shells makes a very dramatic, exotic, and beautiful presentation! This wonderful dish will definitely delight your family and friends. Learn how to flambé.
5th Course – Cheese Course:
Gorgonzola with Honey
This is a very simple and utterly spectacular cheese course! Serve with a heavy red wine, port wine, or any dessert wine.
6th Course – Dessert:
Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries
Panna Cotta literally translates as “cooked cream” in Italian. Panna Cotta is the perfect dessert, whether you’re throwing a fancy party or a small one! These softly set and creamy Italian puddings are so silky-smooth they slip down beautifully at the end of a meal. Perfect served with fresh berries or fruits according to the season. They are also perfect for dinner parties because they can be made a day or two in advance and kept refrigerated until ready to be served.
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How To Select, Buy, and Cook Fish – Meat and Fish Internal Temperature Cooking Chart
Check out more of Linda’s delicious Fish and Seafood Recipes
Appetizer Recipes (Hors d’ oeuvres, Starters, Amuse-Bouche, and Snacks)
Appetizer Hints – How many appetizers to make for your party?
Food Safety Pages – Check them out!
Golden Rules of Food Safety – IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! If you have any question in your mind about the freshness or safety of eating a food product, throw it out. It is better to be safe than sorry!
Picnic Safety Tips – There is nothing more American than the picnic. Picnics can take on many forms, such as the community picnic, friends and neighbors, tailgate parties, or ball games. There is also one sure thing at every picnic-lots of good food. The important point is to have safe and healthy food, not food that can cause food borne illness. Always prepare and store food properly.
Summer Safety Tips – Summer is the time for barbecues and picnics. The biggest party crasher at summer picnic and buffets is food borne bacteria. You can not see them and you can not taste them, but you sure can feel them if illness occurs hours or days later.