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Amuse Bouches

post #1 of 16
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So R.P. and I just bought some amuse bouche/tasting spoons at Crate and Barrel. I am looking for ideas to "try them out" tonight. Tonight is "my night" so I get to cook dinner. I don't have any ideas what I'm cooking yet (any suggestions!) but I'd like to make a little amuse bouche too!!! (kinda silly for a "2 course" meal I know).

Thanks!
Nurse
post #2 of 16
Pressure is on!
post #3 of 16
Boy I was looking at this book yesterday and it sure was nice

Amazon.com: Amuse-Bouche: Little Bites That Delight Before the Meal Begins: Rick Tramonto, Mary Goodbody, Tim Turner: Books

We don't know what you have in your fridge, but don't forget, the rules don't change. Everything is just smaller.
post #4 of 16
Hmm, I'll look into that as I'm ordering from amazon today (and will use the cheftalk link)

But, we have very good supermarket, produce, etc. we can source pretty much anything. (ok ALMOST anything, I know you crazy chef's are thinking of crazy things)
post #5 of 16
Got bacon? How about... cantaloupe soup with bacon bits?
post #6 of 16
oh we got's us some bacon. haha..

some things we have laying around that need eatin'

2 jersey fresh zucchini

a couple of apples

a couple of peaches

not sure what else is in the fridge.
post #7 of 16
Click here. I had used most of the recipes in that site for my silly little dinners and they are always a hit. It always comes with photos and illustrations too...good site as far as I am concerned.

'Hope this helps.
Iz
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post #8 of 16
Thanks for the link NRatched can't really sit on the 'net like I do at work, but will check later I'm sure.

oh yeah we also have some goat cheese left over at home...hint hint NRatched! (I know I know, you don't care for it.......yet)

also, i should clarify, we got the "spoons" and haven't gotten the little soup bowls.....yet.

that site above is pretty good! the broccoli one looks good, and we have truffle oil....
post #9 of 16
tuna sashima with wasabi creme fraiche sprinkled with gomasio and drizzled with a sweet thai chile sauce

kalamata olive tapenade topped with a dice of artichoke hearts, fennel, and scallions tossed in bird's eye chile vinaigrette and garnished with slices of Spanish green olives

buffalo mozzarella sprinkled with an heirloom tomato dice, then a chiffonade of basil and drizzled with a cucumber coulis

grilled pineapple topped with bay shrimp and drizzled with a carrot chipotle syrup and garnished with bacon crumbles

watermelon tossed in a rose hibiscus vinaigrette topped with toasted crushed macadamia nuts and thinly sliced red onions, garnished with a chiffonade of mint

sticky rice topped with a dollop of Korean inspired baba ghanouji and garnished with cucumber kimchee
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post #10 of 16
Thanks fellow Linux user, I just added that book to my cart with the cheftalk link, I have to find another book now so I qualified for the free shipping.
post #11 of 16
Which spoons did you get?

These: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family...1&SearchPage=1

If not, could you link us?
post #12 of 16
No...something not "comforting" about the stainless/polished spoons....I prefer the porcelian ones so we got these

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family...1&SearchPage=1

they were in the sushi-ware section

now, i don't care for the pinhole in the top of the spoon, but for 1.95 and as much as we'll be using them they were a bargain!

we also got small plates for placing them onfor i think 2$ each as well.

NRatched is in the kitchen as we speak whipping up my surprise meal.....
post #13 of 16
NRatched Kicked me out of the kitchen after my amuse-bouche BUT, I got to take few snapshots before chowing down...

she has a port wine and a zin on the counter....and the le creuset dutch oven out.......

full report at 11...but while I've been sanctioned out of the kitchen, I can upload a few pictures.

She apologizes for not having a plain ol clear shot glass. From what I can assume it's from that first link posted...

broccoli floweret, Asiago cheese and pine nuts, truffle oil



post #14 of 16
RPM said

some things we have laying around that need eatin'

2 jersey fresh zucchini...


How you fixed for Jersey cantaloupes?? :look:

Mike
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post #15 of 16
?? dont get it
post #16 of 16
RPM-

You're too young...

Maye Google NJ burlesque theatres, or Mayor LaGuardia of NYC.

See what turns up.

I'm not going to risk another reprimand from Kuan, our stealth censor. ;)

Mike
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