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Please help - dinner party with someone who has various allergies

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kitsmummy Wed 19-Sep-12 10:19:19

So, we're having DH work friends over for dinner which will be great but I've I've just had a list of his allergies and he cannot eat:

Cows dairy products

Please help me find a good main course that I can make (something we can all eat). Starters should be fine, I think I can just do various anti-pasti, most of which he'll be able to eat.

Ideally, I won't be making fine dining food, but usually I'd try to make something a bit fancier than lasagne for example. However, as I'm faced with quite a few restrictions, I don't mind if I do end up making something more of the lasagne level (but not lasagne obviously grin).

Can't do chilli and jacket pots as that has been done before by the last couple that hosted.


SuoceraBlues Wed 19-Sep-12 11:17:35

Gluten free pasta with tom and veg based sugo ?

Honestly, I'd ask him. My sister has allergies and I raid her recipies before she comes, it means she doesn't have to worry that I screw up and overlook a dodgy source of problems, and I can chill knowing she isn't going to be A&E bound thanks to a screw up of mine.

mrsvilliers Fri 21-Sep-12 13:36:17

What about a risotto? You could either cook and then take his portion out before adding cheese or and a non cow's milk alternative to parmesan. A butternut squash risotto would still be quite tasty without the cheese.

IPredictADiet Fri 21-Sep-12 13:39:17

delia's chicken basque would be fine - it does include wine but you can swap that for the equivalent in (gluten-free) stock.
here. it's a good one as it sits in the oven without you having to do much.

MissBoPeep Fri 21-Sep-12 15:12:05

I have those intolerances except the eggs.

I like nothing better than some juicy chicken thighs and breasts- joint a chicken?- roasted with sweet potatoes, potatoes, thyme, garlic and lemon zest.
Serve with a big mixed salad.

Risotto is tricky because you need to stand over it and get the rice just right.

Other options that are easy would be kebabs- chicken or lamb- or even posh sauages- gluten free- with mash.

I also eat a lot of fish so you could do salmon fillets with salad, roasted new potatoes- that kind of thing.

dairymoo Fri 21-Sep-12 21:12:56

One of my stand-bys is Jamie Oliver's Salmon fillet wrapped in prosciutto with herby lentils, spinach and yoghurt (obv he doesn't need to have the yoghurt dressing)

Looks v pretty on the plate, is v easy but totally delish!

dairymoo Fri 21-Sep-12 21:14:11

Nigella's chicken and chorizo bake (in her book Kitchen) is also very good, easy & tastes great. Serve with some nice crusty bread (buy some gluten free for him) and a lovely green salad.

suebfg Fri 21-Sep-12 21:14:55

You have my sympathies

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