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I am hosting a dinner party next weekend and cannot serve the following: Beef, Lamb, Pork, Duck, Gluten or Nuts - what the heck am I supposed to make?

It's for 6 people, one of whom is pregnant. I really don't want to do a whole roast chicken, but I don;t know what else to do. Thanks

asked by Jbraun1220 11 months ago
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Susan W

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added 11 months ago

How about salmon, rice pilaf and this lovely broccoli. Something chocolate for dessert. A fish stew would be nice too.

http://www.recipetineats...

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added 11 months ago

How about mushroom bourguignonwith Polenta? It's my favorite meal when I have vegetarian friends over.
I love this recipe:
https://food52.com/blog...
You could use a gluten-free starch instead of the flour to thicken it.

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added 11 months ago

Chicken tacos with beans and rice.

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added 11 months ago

How about a risotto (you can par cook it ahead and finish it just before serving it) with salmon. Or Ina's chicken with 40 cloves of garlic with rice or polenta. Good luck!

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added 11 months ago

Depending on how formal you want your dinner to be, I like the taco idea already suggested. Fish tacos can be delicious too. Never underestimate how much people freakin' love tacos. Or enchiladas. You can make up a pan of those ahead of time and just pop them in the oven. Serve with beans, rice and salad.

For something more formal, maybe a side or two of salmon, depending on where you live, or roast trout is pretty simple. Roasted potatoes and vegetables, and bob's your uncle.

I wouldn't worry too much about making chicken if it comes to that. It's a classic for a reason, a home and hearth type meal that is a very symbol of hospitality. And there are so many ways to make it.

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added 11 months ago

How about bbq sauce-glazed roasted salmon over polenta?

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added 11 months ago

Paella would also work!

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Nancy

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added 11 months ago

If the pregnant woman eats fish, then consider a whole roasted or salt crusted one, all very dramatic, in Mediterranean or Chinese versions. Or appetizers from sardines, anchovy, herring. Avoid fish high in mercury like swordfish, king mackerel or tilefish.
Or, as someone suggested if you want a more informal main, go mexican with Huevos Migas.
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Last, one of several beans & rice combos like mujaddara (lentils), rajma curry (kidney beans), fava bean pilaf (Middle East).

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Nancy

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added 11 months ago

Should be, Mexican. And another huevos migas recipe, this one written in English:
http://torontolife.com...

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added 11 months ago

I always think s flavorful chicken and rice bake is great for six people. It's less work than risotto, once prepped, needs no attention. Salad w citrus and perhaps a selection of gluten-free dinner rolls and wheat rolls.

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luvcookbooks

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added 11 months ago

Asopao de pollo is a delicious dish w rice, chicken and peas cooked in soffits and chicken broth. With a salad, you have a meal. Rice pudding for dessert if you haven't served rice yet. Vietnamese tapioca w bananas and coconut milk is a delicious dessert. Diana Kennedy has a recipe for mangos flamed w rum, in Nothing Famcy.

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added 11 months ago

A vegetarian shepherd's pie would also be a good option

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Kristen W.

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added 11 months ago

Arroz con pollo!

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added 11 months ago

People should be thrilled to be invited to a dinner party. they should not be putting restrictions on it.

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added 11 months ago

People should be thrilled to be invited to a dinner party. they should not be putting restrictions on it.

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added 11 months ago

Can't go wrong with a wild mushroom risotto at a dinner party! Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk with polenta or rice is also a good option for that many people, depending on the size of chickens available to you.

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added 11 months ago

That is not an easy task!
On my Blog I have an article with 7 vegetarian side dishes to make for a dinner party in less than 3 hours. I have organized it step by step and you can start the day before the dinner.
Many visitors come to my site for this post.
Even if 2 of the dishes have gluten, there are 5 more to choose from.
http://yourguardianchef...
For the main dish you can make fish.
For dinner parties I love to make Sea Bream Cooked in Salt.
It is extremely easy and of great effect:
http://yourguardianchef...
Whatever you do ...good luck!!!

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added 11 months ago

Shrimp and grits, or something southeast asian inspired with rice noodles and a grilled chicken or fish.

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QueenSashy

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added 11 months ago

This poached cod with safron and tomato is a wonderful dish, it's been a huge hit at my parties (http://www.bonappetit.com...). The additional advantage is that you can make the sauce ahead of time and then poach the fish for a couple of minutes right before serving. You can serve with simple cauliflower couscous and maybe fennel slaw on the side.

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added 11 months ago

Easy. Option 1# Seafood pasta in a cream based sauce using brown rice spaghetti noodles (or any other gluten free noodles) Option 2# Whole roasted fish with a side of roasted vegetables salad with a nice lemony-thyme vinegarette Option 3# Thai coconut red chicken curry over steamed rice with stir fried bok choy, carrots, and onions as side. Dessert? Whole poached peeled pears in a merlot-cinnamon-star anise syrup

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ktr
added 11 months ago

Is that pear recipe posted here anywhere? That sounds delicious!

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Nancy

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added 11 months ago

It's almost the weekend of your dinner party, Jbraun 1220. Have you decided what to serve, or will you please tell us after the dinner how it went?

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added 11 months ago

I always make gluten free vegetarian lasagna, gluten free garlic bread (gluten free goddess has good bread recipes), and salad. We are lacto/ovo vegetarians and my daughter is allergic to wheat. To keep it vegetarian I just check the cheese to make sure there is not any rennet. Gluten free lasagna noodles are easy to find. ? Good luck!

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added 10 months ago

You could have a Mexican Dinner Party with homemade Corn tortilla (GF) and this Bean Dish http://www.gourmetgetaways... served with Gaucamole, salsa and Tomatillo.

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added 9 months ago

Goat curry.

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added 9 months ago

Cajun or plain, grilled Shrimp and Grits. Simple, elegant and fitting for a small party.