Originally Posted by PanchoHambre
I am an unrepentant Carniviore but I have many veggie friends and have lived with a few. My suggestion is to nail down the dinner you want to make for the larger group then determine the veggie dishes from those flavors so there is crossover in the ingredients and the meal seems consistant. That way everybody feels that they are sharing the same meal and one person does not feel they are getting something totally different. It is also nice to have some crossover side dishes. Possibly one of the side dishes for the main meal becomes the platform for the vegetarian entre served alongside it. this way the one veggie in the group is included in the experience of the whole meal.
I love this idea. There are a host of ideas which can be used for this, such as a pilaf of seasoned rice and lamb, leaving out the lamb in the one dish and maybe substituting saute'd portabello mushrooms. You can make a host of pasta dishes that have meat added after the other ingredients. Soups are great for this as well. Just start with a vegetable stock. You could massage such classics as paella, or lasagna, spaghetti, stews, salads, etc.
You could even make hamburgers if you wanted, and substitute large portabella caps for the burger for the vegetarian.
But as you are going to use salmon, you might prepare salmon hors-douvres and make some kind of avocado version for the veggie person.
You really have almost limitless possibilities.
Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North