Originally Posted by smoke
We are having a dinner party soon and want to make this for the entree:
Bay Scallop Gratin Recipe : Ina Garten : Recipes : Food Network
But are not quite sure what to make for the first course that would go well with it. I would provide more information, but we really cannot think of anything. Its not a formal dinner but most of the attendees will be foodies and expect something of good quality.
Would really appreciate any help!
A few ideas:
Saffron Mussels (I use 3 lbs mussels and 2 Tbsp butter):
Saffron mussels - Chatelaine
Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon and Garlic (haven't tried this yet, but it's from a very reliable source/excellent cook):
Eat@ Recipe Swap & Recipes :
This would be good if you're going to use the grill:
Tuscan-Style Grilled Vegetables with Aioli
For a salad, I would do a simple green salad with a vinaigrette.