My Latest Party Menu Ideas: This past Shabbos Lunch, the day after Simchat Torah. No meat in sight, all vegetarian and fish dishes. When I described the menu to our guests before they dug in, I could plainly see they were delighted to get a break from meat dishes after a full month of formal square meals, and greatly welcomed the more playful and lighter fare, featuring some of my favorite flavors: Moroccan and Asian.
I never buy prepared foods, but make just one exception for the delicious all-natural Galil Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves. Make sure it is Galil brand, they know how to make them best.
The menu was very well received, all of it, but the big standouts were: The soup, the tajine and the tartare. My daughter Bella and I got busy rolling those nori handrolls, much easier than it looks. Dessert revolved around chocolate, so no favorites there, it always sells out. Enjoy the recipes!
Overnight Vegetable Soup Moroccan Swiss Chard Chickpea Fresh Date Tajine Moroccan Fishballs in Lemon Mustard Sauce Japanese Pickles Moroccan Eggplant Salad with Preserved Lemons and Olives Quick-Pickled Beets Tuna Tartare Nori Handrolls Heirloom Tomato Haricots Verts Basil Salad Antipasto: grape leaves, olives, roasted peppers, caper berries, artichoke hearts Mixed Greens Raspberry Dressing Berry fruit salad Chocolate Chip Cookies Date Nut Roll Chocolate Salami Sea Salt Caramel Recipes