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Seafood birthday party - does this sound ok? Ideas welcome!

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TeddyIsaHe Tue 15-Sep-20 10:30:53

It’s for 4 people in total before anyone kicks off!!

I’m having a seafood dinner party for my friend’s bday on Sunday. Menu so far is:

Dressed lobster w/ either tarragon butter or bearnaise to dip. Half one each
Crab souffles (might rethink this one as I don’t particularly want the stress!!)
Moules mariniere
Potted shrimp
Crevettes/shell on prawns
Pan fried scallops

With frites, a watercress, orange and fennel salad with a mustard dressing & lovely bread and good butter.

There’s just smallish portions of each thing, so it’s not a huge amount of food. More something to soak up the champagne!

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Thisismytimetoshine Tue 15-Sep-20 10:31:59

Sounds fabulous 😋. Are you cooking it from scratch yourself?

Itwasaquarterpast11 Tue 15-Sep-20 10:37:09

That sounds amazing. I adore crab, but agree the souffle is going to be a logistical arse. Never tried (or heard of) a twice baked crab souffle, but could it be a less pressured option?
Additions are not necessary, sounds perfect as it is, but I do like oysters in a fruits de mer.

bilbodog Tue 15-Sep-20 11:17:56

Ooh im in - what time shall I arrive?

Ricekrispie22 Tue 15-Sep-20 16:13:55

Smoked salmon roll ups

icelollycraving Tue 15-Sep-20 16:15:46

Coquilles St Jacques 🍤

LMW1990 Tue 15-Sep-20 16:18:23

You can two more! When shall i arrive?! Sounds divine!

Dollywilde Tue 15-Sep-20 16:18:48

Delicious - we have a family tradition of a seafood feast on Christmas Eve (all shipped in from M&S - it’s the most expensive meal we eat all year but it’s so worth it!) We’d tend to have squid with it too but everything you’ve listed sounds amazing (and good bread and champagne are the most important accompaniments so you’ve nailed it in my book!)

BlenheimOrange Tue 15-Sep-20 16:37:10

I might want a second vegetable. Roasted green beans to go with the lobster perhaps?

Blondie1984 Wed 16-Sep-20 03:18:17

How about crab tians or Thai style crab Cakes?

Blondie1984 Wed 16-Sep-20 03:20:03

Oh and good bread for mopping up juices, palate cleansing etc

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