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Guaranteed-to-impress dinner party recipes (but easy!)

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Mandy21 Tue 07-Jun-11 21:41:18

Am cooking for 6 on Saturday and would be grateful for any dinner party recipe suggestions - really open minded, can prep in advance, novice family cook, any help gratefully received!

Many thanks
Mandy

DrinkFeckArseGirls Tue 07-Jun-11 21:46:51

What about a leek risotto? although you have to stand over it smile.
www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/leekrisottowithparme_92285

gapants Tue 07-Jun-11 21:48:56

I do peri peri giant prawns as a starter, 3 p/p and serve with lime wedges and finger bowls, pair with a crisp white burgundy. You can make the marinade day before, and put the prawns in the sauce in the morning, then griddle as they take about 3 minutes!

I would then follow with...either pan fried sea bream fillets with chinese stir fry vegetables , stick with the white wine or

pork medalions in a cider/mustard sauce with roasted and crushed new potatoes and a big green salad. A light red works well, a fruity Pinot

pudding- Eton Mess.- can be pre made and stored in the fridge.

cheese board with crackers, figs, peach halves, grapes. can be pre-made also

Google for the recipes as you will find variations.

This menu is super easy and looks good I think.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Tue 07-Jun-11 21:49:04

Ooh, and that. It is a show stopper and so easy it's ridiculous.

Mandy21 Tue 07-Jun-11 22:06:44

OOh thank you for such a quick response. Great ideas.

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