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I'm having 10 for dinner. Would making lamb pasta for 8 + a fish for 6 be enough food?

So many recipes are for 6 or 8. How do I adjust for 10?

asked by AnaNYC over 6 years ago

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bigpan
added over 6 years ago

By the time you put in a salad and veg plate it will work fine. Stuff your guests a little bit with canapés and wine first, and a promise to leave some room for your killer dessert.
Fact is, guests will remember the company and conversation and food more than remembering the quantity.

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mrslarkin
added over 6 years ago

Assuming you have other hors d'oeuvres-y things, sides, salads, bread, etc., it should be enough. But if you are just serving pasta and fish, I'd make an extra half recipe of pasta and double the fish.

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AnaNYC
added over 6 years ago

I was indeed going to have hors d' and a spinach salad and a dessert. But making another half of the lamb ragu pasta (anyone else tried the one in this months Food and Wine?) seems like a good idea, even for the math-challenged. On to making to do lists! Thank you so much!

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lloreen
added over 6 years ago

My experience is that the more people you have, the less they eat. I don't know why- it must be some group psychology thing. Pasta for 8 and fish for 6 will be more than enough. You will have left-overs, especially if you add a salad, appetizer, and dessert.
Of course, if your guests are all 16 year of boys, all bets are off.

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