I’d be grateful for menu thoughts. Hosting Christmas Eve dinner for 12-14. About two-thirds of guests are meat eaters and one-third pescetarian (fish only).
I am settled on one of these two tenderloins:
I was thinking a risotto like this Shrimp with Asparagus and Peas would work as the main for the fish-only folks and also as the starch side for the meat eaters. (Extra shrimp provided for the fish-only folks.) With a simply-prepared colorful veg like roasted carrots, beets, or root vegetables, etc. And of course there will be hors d’oeuvres, salad, desserts.
I’ve made the risotto before and I think it would be fine on the plate with the tenderloin and red wine sauce – it’s not too lemony and I could even skip the preserved lemons in the risotto.
I just don’t know what else to do for the fish-only eaters without getting too crazy. Coquilles St. Jacques is a beautiful Christmas classic but I think too rich as a side for the tenderloin.
Any other ideas? I don’t want the fish eaters to feel like they’re riding second-class.
Pegeen is a trusted home cook.asked almost 3 years ago
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
And so is this crispy fried pumpkin dish you can make with them
Fried Pumpkin with Salty Egg Yolk
10 New Books for New (Or Hesitant) Cooks
DIY Tortillas = Best Taco Night Ever
The Illustrated Biographies of 16 1/2 Desserts
The Food52 Collection: Vintage-Inspired Treasures
Thanks for signing up!
Connect with us to get more Food52!
Sign up for our useful, inspired emails and we'll give you everything you need to eat and live better—including recipes, how-tos, and exclusives and great gift ideas from our kitchen and home shop.