Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Summer Dinner Party

Hosted a dinner party for 6 in June to celebrate a friend's birthday. Menu was grilled chicken tonnato, roasted garlic red skins, and marinated green beans with toasted pecans.

Recipes follow:

Chicken Tonnato

Grill boneless chicken breast early in the day. Refrigerate.

Make Tonnato Sauce

1 cup mayo
1/2 cup olive oil
1 6 oz tuna in olive oil, not drained
3 anchovy fillets
2 T lemon juice
3 T drained capers
salt and pepper

In blender puree all ingredient, including oil from tuna can, until smooth and season with s and p.

Slice chicken, plate on lettuce lined platter, drizzle sauce over the chicken, garnish with some capers and lemon wedges or slices. Pass extra sauce at table.

Marinated Green Beans

Steam slender string beans
Toss with Newman's Balsamic vinaigrette
Toast pecans, chop and top beans

1 comment:

  1. oh my god--EVERYTHING looks fabulous!!! I am inspired!