Thursday, March 15, 2007

That ain't Irish

We're having a few people over for dinner on Saturday. We've been eating lots of Thai lately and Japanese is now a weekly staple so the menu is Asian inspired. As always, there is a planned menu and then there is what happens during the 24 hours leading up to hosting a meal. We will see if I can find all the ingredients I want to make these dishes. And it's not just finding them, it's finding them in good quality. We will see.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner for Six
(If St. Patrick lived in South East Asia somewhere)
Hawaiian Ahi Poke
with avocado, cucumber, daikon and shiso leaf
Spicy Thai Green Papaya Salad
Vietnamese Grilled Steak Salad
with cilantro, basil, mint, and peanuts over Napa cabbage
Shanghai Stir Fried Noodles
with red peppers and mushrooms
Homemade Green Tea Ice Cream

I still haven't bought the wines. I'm putting myself into my wine guy's hands. (Joe at

Happy grocery shopping!

1 comment:

MCooley said...

This menu was not only delectable but also so exquisitely presented. You are a true chef, entertainer, and friend! The name culinary vixen is a perfect fit! Thank you for a fantastic night!
ps- I love the blog! Keep it up!