Having people over for lunch is really just an excuse to try something new in the kitchen, well not entirely… you see I love a long lazy lunch but the trouble is I like to do something a bit special so often a simple lunch turns into several courses and a frantically busy host. Just to make things a bit more challenging I go off to church with my family right when I should be getting things ready so food that can be prepared ahead is the order of the day. So here is my thinking an easy tasting plate of bits and pieces to get things rolling quickly, a main that needs little close attention and a dessert that can be plated up beforehand…I will let you know how it goes.
Seafood tasting plate:
Seared prawn on grilled polenta squares topped with basil pesto
Tuna with lemon caper and coriander marinade
Scallop and sweet potato flan with lime ginger beurre blanc sauce
Tender beef fillet topped with anchovy béarnaise served with roasted tomato relish and crisp roasted baby potatoes and Spanish onions
Side salad of Wild rocket, garlic crouton and shaved parmesan salad with oregano dressing
Summer berry mousse with mint and king island cream