Sunday, September 24, 2017

Tapas for September 2017

It never fails, I miss getting a photo of one of the dishes that was brought and shared at Tapas. The shot I missed was of some Shrimp Fried Rice. sigh.
One of these days, I'll actually get a picture of every single dish and then I'll probably faint in amazement.
Just kidding.
It was Tapas Time last night and we had some great dishes that were brought and shared.  Including one that came directly out of my cookbook, which I released last month. 
I get such a kick out of it when someone makes something from a recipe I've shared and then tells me all about it. Including whether they actually liked it or not or the changes they made to it.  As I tell people all the time, if you're making it, the recipe that is, then you're the cook.
But onward to the dishes.  And as usual I'll share what I made at the end.  This is Sildsalat, on page 43 of the cookbook.
Sildsalat
I put out a plate of buttered rye bread to go with it.

Harriett also brought a Zucchini salad
And then there was a Sausage and potato dish.
We had an interesting Pasta Dish which was seasoned with a little cinnamon.

Personally I love these little rollups, and generally end up eating several.  When I attempt them, they never look so neat. sigh
There were some yummy stuffed mini peppers. 
and some stuffed eggs
There was also some wild hog chili, which was very interesting
some more stuffed eggs and a fruit platter
I made some California Rolls and also some crab and cream cheese sushi rolls.
and some quick pickled carrots, ginger and radishes to go with them.
I also had fun making some Tartelletter with Chicken and Mushroom filling.  I made the tarts using a cream cheese pastry and I'll be sharing the how to's on that another time.  Not quite authentic, but very tasty.
I also made a Danish Crab Salad and placed it in some puff pastry shells to serve.  You might even say I made Crab Salad Tarteletter.  I'll be sharing that recipe soon, cause it's worth sharing.
There were a few desserts as well.  Pineapple
And some Nutella Fudge, and I'll be sharing that recipe soon, just as soon as I get a jar of Nutella and make it. 
There was a frozen trifle  Frangelica flavored I believe.  It was gone by the time I made it over to the dessert table.
We also had some Pumpkin Spice bars
And the obligatory shot of the table, and you can't see it, but the candle was lit.  Pierre and Jacque standing guard over the candle.  I also put out some Smoked Oysters, cause I like smoked oysters.
 We have more good food here.
I do have to tell a funny story though. 
In retrospect it was funny, but not at the time.
I'd run out of wasabi for the California Rolls, so had to make a last minute run to town to pick some up.  I got home with it, decided to slice off a piece of sushi to taste, and I put a good half teaspoonful of wasabi on top of my sushi, along with some sweet soy sauce. Popped it into my mouth, started to chew and swallow when the Wasabi hit.  And it hit back, just as I was swallowing.  Not only did my eyes water, my nose did as well.  Talk about self inflicted pain.   And yet, I did have some of the California Roll later on, I just put a teensy dab of Wasabi on it. That'll larn me to do some judicious taste testing in the future.  BTW, I bought not just one tube of Wasabi, but also a second one.   I've got plans for them, big plans.
Sushi anyone?
Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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