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Old 02-12-2011, 02:55 PM   #11
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That's a tough one. French onion soup can be a very filling starter. As Steak or beef can be a filling meal. Perhaps a small portion of filet mignon? I like garlic mash with parsley and green onion with my steak. Grilled onions and miushrooms, tomato Provencal, onion tart, Gorganzola puffs, onion jam, grilled marinated baby zuccini, roasted veggies .....
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:02 PM   #12
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That's a tough one. French onion soup can be a very filling starter. As Steak or beef can be a filling meal. Perhaps a small portion of filet mignon? I like garlic mash with parsley and green onion with my steak. Grilled onions and miushrooms, tomato Provencal, onion tart, Gorganzola puffs, onion jam, grilled marinated baby zuccini, roasted veggies .....
What are doing all the way up north cooking in Canada. You should be down south in the USA cooking for me!
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:14 PM   #13
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What are doing all the way up north cooking in Canada. You should be down south in the USA cooking for me!
Long winters, stuck inside. Gotta do something. By the time February rolls around, I'd love to be down south.
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:48 PM   #14
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So the question is, would you pair French onion soup and Steak with a cream/cognac sauce?

A different suggestion for a soup would be welcomed!
Any ideas for appetizers/veggies/desert?
Your soup/steak pairing sounds good to me.

Here are some suggestions:

Appetizers:
Stuffed Mushrooms
Bruschetta or Crostini
Steamed Mussels

Salad:
Green salad with vinaigrette
Caesar's Salad

Soup:
Carrot Soup (if not going with the onion soup)
Mushroom Soup (if not serving stuffed-mushroom appetizer)

Side dishes:
Roasted potato wedges
Roasted asparagus
Parmesan Green Beans

Dessert:
Lemon Tart
Key Lime Pie
Raspberry or Strawberry Fool
Dark Chocolate Mousse
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Sorbet
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:23 PM   #15
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If you want to get a little adventurous, take that steak and just sear it. Let it rest until cool, to preserve the juiciness of the meat. Then, cut it into 1/4 inch cubes and wrap in phyllo dough, brush with egg wash, and bake it for 1o to fifteen minutes to make mini Beef Wellington. Serve alongside the soup as a finger food that can be dipped. You might even change it up and add a bit of good cheese inside the Beef Wellington.

I'm not going to suggest anything for the use of cognac as I don't use alcohol and am as about as dumb as they come about it. I don't know the flavor profile of alcoholic beverages at all. But there are a host of people around here to help you with that.

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Soup and steak! Yum!

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That's a tough one. French onion soup can be a very filling starter. As Steak or beef can be a filling meal. Perhaps a small portion of filet mignon? I like garlic mash with parsley and green onion with my steak. Grilled onions and miushrooms, tomato Provencal, onion tart, Gorganzola puffs, onion jam, grilled marinated baby zuccini, roasted veggies .....

I'm liking your idea. This sound the best to me.
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