Everyone knows a good dinner party involves three things: good company, fabulous food and a healthy dose of joie de vivre. Continue your reign as Host with the Most with these planned menus that will surprise and delight even the most gourmand of guests.
If you are… wanting to impress
Cooking with octopus may sound scary, but this recipe from Hop & Pickle proves otherwise! Braised octopus with romesco sauce slowly cooks for 3.5 hours in the oven.
Gold Coast tiger prawn tian and crab remoulade is the perfect summer dish. The Jetty schools us on how to layer potato, crab, avocado and prawns to best effect.
Surrender to the decadence of the 1920s by following this recipe for Next Door Kitchen and Bar‘s 1928 upside-down pineapple cake.
If you are… keeping things simple
Grilled king prawns with puttanesca sauce. Sounds fancy, but is deceivingly simple to make. You can thank Popolo for this recipe!
Pay homage to the deep south and cook buttermilk fried Louisiana chicken. The most complicated part of Bourbon Street‘s recipe is remembering to soak the chicken in buttermilk overnight.
Figs are in season this summer! To celebrate, try Ahmet’s fuss-free recipe for pan seared figs served with pistachio ice cream.
If you are… feeding a hoard of hungry guests
Smoked eggplant and spiced lamb combine in this traditional Turkish recipe by MADO. The dish is called Ali Nazik with Adana Kebab.
Cactus Republic assures us that this recipe for slow roasted Barbacoa Beef Cheek tacos is a crowd pleaser. Let guests add their own salsa and guacamole.
Chocolate raspberry brownies from dot.espresso can be made a day in advance. We recommend doubling the quantity, in case you accidentally eat them a day in advance too.
If you are… aiming for a healthy, nourishing meal
Coconut Pumpkin from Viet de Lites is a vegan delight! It gets better: the recipe has just four ingredients!
This raw snickers slice is all sweetness and no guilt. Try this fuss free recipe, kindly shared with us by The Unrefined.