Gourmet Game Night

Paperback $17.99

Mar 02, 2010 | 160 Pages

Ebook $13.99

May 18, 2011

  • Paperback $17.99

    Mar 02, 2010 | 160 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    May 18, 2011

Praise

“Gourmet Game Night is a creative and contemporary collection of recipes that make eating well a neat and tidy prospect.”
–Amy’s Table, 4/5/10

“Without question, Gourmet Game Night achieves what it sets out to do. I recommend the book for anyone who hosts game nights or is looking to start.
Final verdict: nine of out of ten cherry tomatoes.”
–The Puzzler, Chicago Tribune Red Eye blog, 4/5/10

“The arrival of Cynthia Nims’s new Gourmet Game Night cookbook made us reevaluate our game-night mentality. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the cookbook lives up to its title, with recipes that cater to an updated game-centric gathering. The wide range of dishes offer bite-size and mess-free (to keep your fingers and your Cranium clay clean) options that don’t sacrifice sophistication.”
–TastingTable.com National Edition, 3/11/10

“We’re all for the resurgence of old fashioned game nights—but we could do without the Doritos-dust coating our Yahtzee dice. In her brand new cookbook, Gourmet Game Night, food writer Cynthia Nims shares recipes to help game night hosts conquer the perils of sticky snacks. . . . Sounds like everybody wins.”
–Seattle Magazine, March 2010

“Cookbook reviews are not something that we do a lot around here, but “Gourmet Game Night” was something we made an exception for. . . . Aside from a great variety of food, Gourmet Game Night is great book to lure your mom’s bridge night into Ticket to Ride night.”
–Guilt Free Games, 3/2/10

“Oh my Yahtzee! Anything that brings friends and family together sharing delicious bites of food tickles my fancy. I’m going for an Orange Negroni and a Crostini with Wild Mushroom Tapenade. My domino train is open for dinner!”
–TOM DOUGLAS, James Beard Award­–winning chef and author of Tom Douglas’ Seattle Kitchen
 
“The recipes in this book, your favorite game, and some good friends: the ingredients for a great evening!”
–CORI SNYDER SCHUMAN, creator of Celebrity Chef! The Game

Table Of Contents

Contents
x   Acknowledgments
1   Introduction
3   Getting Game
5   About the Recipes
7   The Essentials
8   Basic Techniques
10   Serving Tips
11   Menu Planning
 
Dips and Spreads
18   Caesar Dip with Big Croutons and Romaine
19   Edamame Purée in Cherry Tomatoes
20   Crostini with Wild Mushroom Tapenade
22   Oven-Baked Potato Chips with Onion Dip
24   Radishes with a Trio of Dips
27   Homemade Pretzel Sticks with Three Mustards
29   Crostini with Chicken Liver Mousse and Kumquats
30   Green Pea and Mint Spread with Crispy Pancetta
32   Individual Cheese Fondues with Apples and Ham
34   Brown Butter Pound Cake with Caramel Dip  
36   Personal Chocolate-Port Fondues
 
Skewers and Picks
39   Pickled Grape and Blue Cheese Skewers
40   Grilled Garlicky Mushrooms
41   Wasabi Pea–Crusted Tuna
42   Pork Saltimbocca
43   Herb-Marinated Shrimp
45   Swordfish and Fennel Skewers
46   Spicy Meatballs with Yogurt-Cucumber Dip
48   Lamb and Olive Kebabs
49   Peppered Steak with Balsamic Red Onions
50   Beef Yakitori
52   Mole Flank Steak with Pickled Peppers
 
All-Edibles
55   Aged Cheddar with Dried Cherry–Almond Chutney
56   Artichoke-Stuffed Mushrooms
57   Mini Tostadas with Cumin Black Beans
58   Tuna Tartare on Daikon Slices
59   Herbed Biscuits with Smoked Salmon
60   Salmon Poke in Endive Leaves
62   Polenta Squares with Spicy Sausage and Spinach
64   Stuffed Large Pasta Shells with Kale-Ricotta Filling
65   Baby Baja Tacos
66   Shrimp Cakes in Shiso Leaves
68   Roasted Red Potatoes with Bacon-Chive Crème Fraîche
69   Meringues with Fresh Berry Filling
70   Orange Tuile Cones with Cassata Filling
72   Mocha Cheesecake Bars
73   Cinnamon Meringues with Chocolate Mousse
 
Sandwiches
76   Petits Croque Monsieurs
77   Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Orange and Walnuts
78   Itty Bitty BLTs
80   Pimento Cheese Tower Sandwiches
81   Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb Chutney
83   Lamb Burgers with Feta
84   Walnut Sablés with Maple-Walnut Cream
86   PB&J Blondie Bites
89   Ice Cream Sandwiches
91   Banana Bread with Hazelnut–Cream Cheese Filling
 
Pastries
95   Almost Bite-Sized Pizzas
97   Olive and Cheese Crackers
98   Roasted Fennel Focaccia with Pecorino
100   Beef Empanadas with Black Beans and Jalapeño
102   Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tartlets
103   Empanadas with Chicken and Walnut
105   Chocolate Tartlets with Brandy Cream
106   Nutella and Banana Galettes
108   Raspberry and Cream Cheese Turnovers
 
Small Dishes
110   Cumin Spiced Nuts
111   Sage Popcorn
112   Chilled Avocado Soup with Roasted Poblano Cream
114   Green Gazpacho
115   Lentil and Carrot Soup with Cilantro Purée
116   Celery, Radish, and Parsley Salad with Lemon Dressing
118   Fennel and Corn Salad
119   Baked Clams with Smoked Paprika
121   Curried Coconut Soup with Shrimp
122   Masala Crab Salad with Mango
124   Mini Shepherd’s Pies
126   Kir Royale Floats
127   Butterscotch Panna Cotta
128   Coconut–Star Anise Rice Pudding
 
Drinks
130   Manhattans with Spiced Cherries
131   Fresh Greyhounds
132   Rosemary Martinis
134   Lava Lounge Punch
136   Strawberry-Ginger Champagne Cocktails
137   Bloody Marys with Fresh Horseradish
138   Pomegranate-Mint Fizz
140   Key Lime Gimlet Cocktails
141   Orange Negronis
142   Watermelon-Rosé Sangria
143   Mocha Almond Java
 
144   Appendix: Game Stores
146   Index

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