Monday, September 05, 2005

Photos from Proposal Dinner

Earlier this week, I blogged about a proposal dinner I prepared for a great couple in Long Island. Well, the groom-to-be, a talented amateur photographer himself, was kind enough to send me photos of a couple of the dishes:

Hors d'Oeuvres
Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Jicama, Mango, and Shrimp
with a Nuoc Cham Nem Sauce

Steamed Glutinous Rice with Mango Slices
and Coconut Cream


At 5:10 PM, September 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, those pictures look great. this may sound silly, but how did you get the rice in the shape of a pyramid?

At 5:14 PM, September 05, 2005, Blogger ReMARKable Palate said...

No question is silly. It's easy to shape rice or another grain into any shape you like. In this case, I used a pyramid shaped mold, although you could use a cup, a small round bowl, or even a martini glass to give your food interesting shapes. Instead of buying expensive ring molds, for example, you could take a tuna can, soup can, or a tomato paste can, cut off both ends, and clean it out thoroughly, then use it as a mold for stacking foods to get that "chef-made" look.

At 2:00 AM, September 06, 2005, Anonymous Beth said...

Beautiful food! I would definitely say yes to a man who proposed to me with such gorgeous dishes in front of us!

At 10:07 AM, September 06, 2005, Blogger ReMARKable Palate said...

Thanks for the kind words, Beth! Welcome to the blogosphere.

At 3:48 PM, September 10, 2005, Blogger Rey/Toyo said...

i love asian inspired dishes because i am asian. :-) i love mangoes. we have lots of mango and coconut trees in my parents' farm. the hors d'oeuvres look spicy. isn't it?

At 7:11 PM, September 10, 2005, Blogger ReMARKable Palate said...

The Summer Rolls on their own are not's Jicama, Mango and Shrimp, but the dipping sauce is quite spicy. It's a nuoc cham nem, which is quite tangy, made with rice vinegar and fish sauce, but with some hot and spicy red chiles. You could make it hotter or milder depending on the chiles you use.

At 5:35 AM, January 09, 2006, Anonymous Everette Vos said...

really enjoyed it. Thanks!


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