bhadradharma at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 10:26:56 PST 2008
Remember when I was asking a while back about period appetizers
because I was expected to provide one for a potluck at our event?
I got a ton of great advice, did a bunch of research and when the time came
I had about 5 minutes to get ready because I had been on Silent Auction duty
(it was a huge success by the way)
I had purchased
3lb of green grapes
3lb of red grapes (all seedless)
a bag of apples,
a bag of oranges,
a small wheel of brie,
a wedge of asiago
and some gargonzola.
I had brought a steak with us for our own eating pleasure
and I had
1onion (which I knew better than to use because our king is allergic to
2 potatoes and
1 clove of garlic
These were in my Kitchen kit with me.I'd intended those for our own meals.
We had bought a new campstove...not a Coleman
and I had a grill for it.
The night before I had this dream...here's where it gets a little wild.
So the next day I was determined to try out the recipe I saw myself cooking
in my dream.
It was fairly simple.
the steak I'd brought was not much (about 4 ounces)
but I cut it into thin strips
I grilled it in copious margerine
(I don't use butter, because of cost...yup, I know that isn't period)
I had rubbed into the steak
a little cinnamon and a light dust of sumac.
no, I don't measure, I go by feel, smell, sound and sight.
at the last minute I added a little red wine,
and sprinkled it with gargonzola and pine nuts
and let them melt in a little.
I served it on a silver platter.
I served the grapes, apples and oranges in a big basket
and the asiago and brie on a platter with wheat thins.
Result: The steak was gone mere breaths after I set down the platter.
I got two strips of it and it was really delicious.
I wanted more and I usually only find fault with my own cooking.
Does anyone know whether this was a period recipe I used or if there are any
references to it anywhere.
Does anyone else get recipes in their dreams and see themselves making
dishes or am I just crazy here?
Thank you all for all the help and advice you gave me on this before this
I think my appetizer was well received because it was gone so fast.
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