[Sca-cooks] OT / OOP : Tentative Lunar New Year Menu
susanrlin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 10:52:37 PST 2010
Sounds lovely. My in-laws (Taiwanese) are taking us to Red Lobster!
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius <
adamantius1 at verizon.net> wrote:
> Hullo, the list! As in some past years, we're trying to pay more attention
> to the cleaning and general organizational side of things for the Lunar New
> Year, and more attention to anyone that may be on the premises, so we're
> trying to balance the festive and opulent side against keeping the labor to
> a comparative minimum...
> So here's what I've got. Lots of familiar stuff from previous years, one or
> two new items:
> Soup TBD -- leaning toward a plainish, clear but strong
> consomme-type broth of chicken, pork, and shrimp shells with herbs
> Pan-Fried Fish (x2)
> Steamed Chinese Sausages (multiples of 2)
> Poached or salt-baked chicken (scallion and ginger oil dip)
> Roast pig (purchased)
> Shrimp (probably plain marinated and dry-stir-fried with ginger and
> scallion, possibly dry-fried with salt, five spice and chiles)
> Plain blanched green veg TBD
> Steamed Rice
> SUNRISE AND BEYOND:
> Steamed Chinese Sausages
> Pan-Fried Fish -- may jazz up with sweet-and-sour pickled ginger
> Sliced Ham, Soy-Sauce Chicken, Abalone Phoenix (IOW, arranged on
> platter as a phoenix)
> Shrimp with Lobster Sauce
> Twice-Cooked Pork (sweet glaze, chili paste on side)
> Five-Spice Beef (sneaking Lillét in as the secret coup de grace)
> Beancurd "Duck"
> Cold Bean Curd and preserved duck egg salad wrapped in lettuce
> Jai / Buddhist Delight -- possibly rolled into spring rolls
> Bacardi Barbecued Shrimp
> Soup -- See above
> Stuffed Black Mushrooms, pork and shrimp filling
> Iron Steak with onion and mushrooms
> Assorted Pickles - Shallot, Shrimp and Lotus, Baby Cucumber, etc.
> Steamed Rice
> As usual, there should be coffee, an assortment of Chinese teas, beer, some
> nice Gewurtztraminer, some Pouilly-Fuisse, a Shiraz, and discreet quantities
> of a Celtic grain-based medicinal tonic. And some of that nasty sweet bubbly
> stuff kids like... including Manhattan Special Sarsaparilla, if Certain Evil
> Spawn don't inhale it all within four seconds...
> Happy New Year (Tiger) to all!
> "Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls, when we
> all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's bellies."
> -- Rabbi Israel Salanter
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