StripersOnline › SurfTalk › How-To Forums › Cooking Your Catch › Easter dinner vegetable dish
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Easter dinner vegetable dish

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I'm going to Easter dinner at my sister-in-law's and was asked to bring one or two vegetable dishes, anybody got recipes that'll knock their **** in the dirt, or their socks off?

Thanks!
post #2 of 22
I don't know why, but Easter to me feels like an Asparagus type holiday. Maybe throw in some steamed baby carrots.
post #3 of 22
-peas with dill & onion
-asapragus with lemon vinagrette
-honey glazed baby carrots
-broccoli and cauliflower au gratin
-braised mustard greens
-zucchini parm
-sauteed corn with diced red peppers and shallots
-haricot vert (aka sauteed string beans)
-a big ass salad! red leaf lettuce, english cucumbers, avacados... the works!
post #4 of 22
Brocolli & Cauliflower Au Gratin (as Chris mentioned) I have a nice recipe topped with a combo of crushed saltine crackers & horseradish.
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
I think I'm gonna go with Colcannon (mashed potatoes with cabbage and onion) and maybe that broccoli and cauliflower au gratin, but I need the recipe, come on now - give it up.
post #6 of 22
john, i just use that baffoon emeril's recipe. hasn't steered me wrong... i usually use panko instead of regular old bread crumbs though. makes a nicer topping then just those tiny bread crumbs. i also mix around different cheeses & stuff.... gruyere etc... im sure you can mix it up, maybe use saltines or horseradish like andy mentioned...

that colcannon coupled with a whole lot of broccoli and caulilflower could make for a noxious disaster!!



1 stick plus 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
3 pounds cauliflower, trimmed and cut into large florets
1 1/2 pounds broccoli, trimmed and cut into large florets
2 teaspoons salt, plus more as needed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
6 cups whole milk
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
8 ounces grated cheddar cheese, about 3 cups
1 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 3-quart casserole dish with 2 teaspoons of butter and set aside.


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the cauliflower and cook until tender but still firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a colander, rinse under cold running water, and drain well.
Return the water to a boil, add the broccoli and cook until tender but still firm, about 5 minutes. Drain in a colander, refresh under cold running water, and drain again.

Place the cauliflower in the prepared pan and top with the broccoli.
In a medium heavy saucepan, melt the remaining stick of butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour, whisking constantly over medium heat until thickened into a blond roux, about 4 minutes. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons salt and the cayenne, stir, and gradually add the cold milk, whisking constantly until the mixture thickens, about 4 minutes. Bring to a simmer and add the cheese, whisking constantly until the cheese is melted. Remove from the heat.

Pour the cheese sauce over the vegetables, gently rapping the casserole dish on the counter top to dispel air bubbles. In a bowl, mix together the bread crumbs & oil and evenly distribute over the top of the vegetables. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Serve hot.
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks Chris, that looks awesome.

I think I would add the following ingredient(s) :

2 defibrillator paddles, charged and ready.


Thanks again!
post #8 of 22
dont forget the gas-ex... by the sounds of you're menu you and you're guests are going to need it!!
post #9 of 22
I know it sounds strange but this stuff is awesome. I made it one year and now I am required to bring it all the time.

Scalloped Pineapple
Perfect to accompany your holiday ham or leg of lamb.

Makes 8 servings.
3 eggs, beaten

1 cup sugar

½ cup brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

½ cup butter, melted

½ cup half and half

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks and juice

3 cups bread cubes (Hawaiian bread is great)

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix eggs with everything else except bread. When mixture is smooth, fold in bread. Pour into a greased 11-by-7-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes.
post #10 of 22
"My" au gratin recipe is just like the one Chris posted. If you want to change it up a bit, add the saltine horseradish topping:



"Coarsely crumble 20 saltine crackers into a bowl. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan, then remove from heat and stir in horseradish (2 Tablesppons drained). Pour over crumbs and toss to coat. Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over cauliflower. "

Do a search on yahoo for: cauliflower au gratin with saltines & horseradish and the recipe should be the first one that comes up.

Everyone loves it and yes, definately have the defibrillators ready & charged.
post #11 of 22
Jeez, now I'm hungry....

Steve
post #12 of 22
Hey, Steve, welcome...., even though I see ya been around awhile, sitting in the back of the class and keeping quiet..... Would be good to see ya chime in once and again, though.

John, I'd offer up suggestions, but I see in my absence yesterday afternoon that the guys and gals here got ya mostly covered, so I'll go to the back of the class and be quiet myself.....
post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve in Mass
John, I'd offer up suggestions, but I see in my absence yesterday afternoon that the guys and gals here got ya mostly covered, so I'll go to the back of the class and be quiet myself.....


Thought you were mad at me.

post #14 of 22
Nah, I was out from 11 AM till about 5:30 yesterday, and by the time I got to this, you were already well covered by the folks here.....

BTW....if ya do the cauliflower Au Gratin right, it is awesome, and folks will think it is actually potatoes.....as weird as it may seem, cauliflower makes a great substitute for potatoes for those on a low carb diet.
post #15 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve in Mass
Nah, I was out from 11 AM till about 5:30 yesterday, and by the time I got to this, you were already well covered by the folks here.....

BTW....if ya do the cauliflower Au Gratin right, it is awesome, and folks will think it is actually potatoes.....as weird as it may seem, cauliflower makes a great substitute for potatoes for those on a low carb diet.


I believe you. I saw some on do a cauliflower mashed potato on food tv the other day. It looked amazing!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cooking Your Catch
StripersOnline › SurfTalk › How-To Forums › Cooking Your Catch › Easter dinner vegetable dish