[Sca-cooks] OT / OOP : Tentative Lunar New Year Menu

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Thu Feb 11 11:43:23 PST 2010

I just finished a delightful Soup and Salad lunch with good company...and now, I am hungry again. 

Thanks, Master A-I owe you one. 

Who loves good, REAL Oriental Food.

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius <adamantius1 at verizon.net>
To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thu, Feb 11, 2010 12:47 pm
Subject: [Sca-cooks] OT / OOP : Tentative Lunar New Year Menu

Hullo, the list! As in some past years, we're trying to pay more attention to 
he cleaning and general organizational side of things for the Lunar New Year, 
nd more attention to anyone that may be on the premises, so we're trying to 
alance the festive and opulent side against keeping the labor to a comparative 
So here's what I've got. Lots of familiar stuff from previous years, one or two 
ew items:
   Soup TBD -- leaning toward a plainish, clear but strong consomme-type broth 
f 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 
callion, possibly dry-fried with salt, five spice and chiles)
   Plain blanched green veg TBD
   Steamed Rice
   Steamed Chinese Sausages
   Pan-Fried Fish -- may jazz up with sweet-and-sour pickled ginger sauce
   Sliced Ham, Soy-Sauce Chicken, Abalone Phoenix (IOW, arranged on platter as 
   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 leaves
   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 
ewurtztraminer, some Pouilly-Fuisse, a Shiraz, and discreet quantities of a 
eltic grain-based medicinal tonic. And some of that nasty sweet bubbly stuff 
ids like... including Manhattan Special Sarsaparilla, if Certain Evil Spawn 
on'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 
ught to worry about our own souls, and other people's bellies."
           -- Rabbi Israel Salanter
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