Entertaining 6 to 8 People – Part 1.
Entertaining 6 to 8 people can be challenging, not to mention that putting together food selection can be stressful as well. Don’t you agree ? This time I will give you some idea of food selection to entertain 6 to 8 adult. It is saver to measure cooking for 8 adult when we invite 6 as we never know for sure our guess appetite . Can be they just back from gym or running, or just like me…naturally eat a lot 😀
When entertaining people, I like to mix all type of food/cooking, it gives a rich taste and experience also choices to our lovely guesses. I love western food as much as Asian food. I love food, period
This time, I prepared lunch for 6 adult and 4 beautiful children. So the measurement for cooking would be similar with cooking for 8 adult. When I know that I cook a lot, I would not serve heavy entree, otherwise everyone will be full before the main food serve.
I cooked “Rosemary chicken and tomatoes” and “Indonesian braised beef” the night before as both dishes taste better the next day, thats what I think anyway. And also it makes a lot easier the next day as we only cook few dish.
Here’s the portion I use and the shopping list for above menus, I do hope it helps with your entertaining plan.
3.Rosemary chicken and tomatoes.
You can find the recipe under western food – Poultry. Or just search for Rosemary chicken and tomatoes.
Please note, this time I replaced red wine with chicken stock. Also amount of the chicken is little bit more:
-10 chicken skinless thigh fillet, cut into 2 part.
-2 rosemary spring, finely chopped.
-1 big red onion, finely sliced.
-5 garlic clove, sliced.
-6 anchovy, chopped.
-2x 400 gr can chopped tomatoes.
-1 tbs cappers.
-75ml chicken stock.
-Garam dan merica (Salt and papper)
-Italian parsley, chopped for garnish.
-3 tbs olive oil.
Method is remains the same.
If you love baking, for desert you can make cake or something fancier like baked cheese cake but if you are not a baker like me I will go simple by get some chocolates, 2 different type of nice biscuits to complement coffee or tea (choc chips and short bread) plus grapes or other easy to eat fruits as not everyone have a sweet tooth
Shopping List for the menus above:
-1.5 kg beef
-1,5 kg leg of lamb
-10 chicken skinless thigh fillet
-600 ml cooking cream
-1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
-1 cup unsalted roasted cashew
-small bottle sweet soy sauce
-small bottle light soy sauce
-small jar of anchovy
-2x 400 gr can chopped tomatoes
-small jar of cappers
-liquid chicken stock
-1x 200ml coconut milk
-2 kg potatoes
-3 whole garlic
-1 bunch of fresh thyme leaf
-small fresh ginger (6cm)
-5 chilli paddy
-3 medium Frech onion/shallot
-2 rosemary spring
-1 big red onion
-1 bunch Italian parsley
-5 kafir lime leaf
-5 bay leaf
-2 lemon grass
-2 cm galangal (optional)
-800 gr fresh small button mushroom
-200 gr mix green leaf
*Plus any entree, desert and drinks of your choice.
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