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Old 02-04-2015, 09:01 PM   #1
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ISO help/tips with a party menu

I want to serve a lamb shank shepherd's pie for an engagement party buffet and wonder what sort of seafood dish would go with this. I want to also serve a roasted onion and arugula salad. Any ideas?


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Old 02-05-2015, 05:48 AM   #2
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Is this 'as well as' or an alternative for those not wanting meat? I ask because my first thought was fish pie which also has a potato topping and I can give you an excellent recipe if you want. If however you are thinking of perhaps a first course then I would suggest a shellfish/ smoked salmon cocktail served in glasses on a crisp shredded lettuce base with a marie-rose dressing.

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Old 02-05-2015, 04:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for your ideas. This is a buffet and I had thought of a Cod Pie, but don't want to dishes with potato. I think you are right about a cold seafood with greens.
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:21 PM   #4
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I've seen Ina Garten make this dish a couple of times and always thought it looked wonderful for a party: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/i...er-recipe.html
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Old 02-06-2015, 04:37 AM   #5
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I think of Shepard's Pie as a heavy dish, where seafood is pretty light and delicate for the most part. I can't think of a seafood dish that would actually do well along side the pie. Maybe a hearty dish made with Bacalao.

The cold seafood appetizer is probably the best option with the least effort.
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:09 PM   #6
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I'd look at Swedish smorgasbord recipes for ideas for a buffet. Just sayin'.

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