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.
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