Dinner party

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Princesssteps

Dinner party

I have a dinner party next week 2 pescatorians are coming and my husband doesn't like fish and is fussy about veggies?

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Fiona C

Dinner party

The only advice I can offer is that you cook two main dishes, one fish, one not and cook the veggies your husband will eat. I thought the answer was obvious, maybe that's why no one else responded to your psot.

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Welshcookie

Dinner party

I presume your guests are also your husband's guests.

He'll just have to grin and bear what you decide to cook. Could he not eat vegetables for once, or did you mean he won't eat vegetarian meals?

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Gerry

fish for fish-haters

Maybe your husband isn't one but I know fish-haters who'll happily eat shark/swordfish/tuna steaks because they're "meaty".

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Welshcookie

Fish

But are they ecologically sound?

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jampling

Dinner party

I would never make a separate dish for guests. To my mind, that would be very diversive and would ruin the sense of 'eating together' that is the joy of a dinner party.

I would go with tuna or swordfish for sure. They are the perfect fish for non-fish lovers. Or perhaps you could do something with seafood like lobster/crab/prawns? They usually go down well too.

Another option would be to make a bouillabaisse type fish stew, with a combination of fish and shellfish. Served with a sharp aioli and crispy fresh bread, this is one dish that I find goes down well with everyone. And if perchance hubby doesn't like the fish, he can fill up on the gorgeous broth and bread!

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Gerry

Jampling

Sounds great. If the starter included a meat pate as well as a smoked salmon option (a fish-hating friend of mine loves smoked salmon), then poster's husband could eat lots of the pate.

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jampling

dinner party

Jolly good idea, Gerry. In fact I often serve two or three appetisers for people to sample, so this would work well at my table.

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Gerry

2 or 5 starters

I do that as well, Jampling; and leave starters on a side table so people can go on helping themselves any time. We're casual here.

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JAMES

Dinner Party.

I agree with you, Jamps. I would never do a different dish for different guests. We all eat the same to which ever rules need to be adhered to for someone.

As in, one vegetarian as a guest, we ALL eat vegetarian.

No big deal!

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sam from worthing

Dinner party


personally i would be making different dishes for different people, other than varying starters.

a salmon mousse/pate and then a meaty pate. or for everyone delias twice baked souffles.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/galleries/vegetarian-feasting/twice-baked-goats-cheese-souffles-with-chives-and-balsamic-vinaigrette.html

This is also a lovely dish, but i have made as a main course - delia says as a starter.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/galleries/vegetarian-feasting/asparagus-feuilletes.html

I would go down the vegetarian route for main course,

I would be tempted to do this again.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/cheese-and-parsnip-roulade-with-sage-and-onion-stuffing.html

but check on the parmesan and cheeses that they are suitable for vegetarians - if your friends are strict, ie the rennet content - but most supermarkets now sell equivalent cheeses suitable for your needs.

this roulade is served with traditional" roast dinner vegetables, and a suitable gravy.

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sam from worthing

Dinner party


or,

depending on the type of dinner party your having, ie, rather formal ish.

you could go for a curry night, making 2 or 3 vegetarian curries, and fish curry, then everyone can have a spoon of this, a spoon of that.

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jampling

Dinner party

If the guests like it, a curry dinner is a brilliant idea, Sam. As you say, there would naturally be a mix of both veggie and meat dishes - and easily fish ones too - that everyone can choose to serve themselves or otherwise. A perfect solution!

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Essex Girl

Dinner Party Curry

I think the curry idea of Sam's is great!

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sam from worthing

dinner party


slight amendment to my first post to your plea.

I wouldn't be making different dishes.. not i would make.

 
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