Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Dinner with the Parents

For Channukah this year, the Thrifty Sifter and I banded together and created a menu for her parents. They could select an appetizer, a soup, a salad, an entree, and a dessert. We're talkin' real five course meal here.

Thon à la provençal was not on the menu, but after seeing my thon à la provençal entry the Sifterly Rents decided they wanted their own. While they also declined to select a soup from the menu, the rest of the meal was entirely from the plan created by the two of us.

Whilst the Thrifty Sifter and I focused on our main signature dishes (her the cobbler, me the tuna) we both helped out with the other dishes as far as prep.

The best part for me was getting a crack at her parent's kitchen which, as you can see, is pretty kick-ass.

Probably the first difference you'll notice between this and my original tuna recipe is that I'm using yellowfin here. We hit up several local grocery stores before finding a great fish and the yellowfin was the best. I'd still go for a regular tuna in the end, but this was quite tasty. 

Here I prep some tomatoes for juicing and dicing.

All lined up for the kill.

The Thrifty Sifter shows off her apron (and face).

Prepping the various ingredients for bruschetta.

Blueberries are ready for cobbling.

Kale is ready for wilting.

My evening work station. You've got tuna on the left, the rest of the ingredients right up front, and my meat glaze reducing to the right.

Yes, that is a crazy-looking chicken near the kale. No, I don't know why.

Cobbled yet not cooked.

The table set for bruschetta.

Traditional, white bean, and roasted red pepper bruschetta.

Yup, I screwed up and didn't get a picture of the finished tuna. Here are the (few) leftovers. 

And a yummy, yummy cobbler.

Your soundtrack for this entry: Default - All Over Me.

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