Surreal Gourmet Bites: Showstoppers and Conversation Starters

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Chronicle Books, Sep 9, 2004 - Cooking - 132 pages
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The Food Network's Bob Blumer is called the Surreal Gourmet for good reason: he's an artist when it comes to creating dishes as fun and delicious to look at as they are to eat. Ceci n'est pas your ordinary party fare, but an array of 50 little mouthwatering masterpieces. With recipes such as Coconut Shrimp Lollypops (skewered shrimp with an amazing apricot dipping sauce), Chinese Snow Cones (wontons stuffed with chicken salad and ginger vinaigrette), and the ingenious and very adult S'more Shooters (amaretto hot chocolate with roasted marshmallows), guests will be abuzz about the food all the way home. Complete with tips and techniques, including shortcuts and prep times, as well as whimsical presentation ideas and Bob's quintessential suggestions for music to cook by, each cocktail bite is simple enough for the home cook and memorable enough to become addictive. With Surreal Gourmet Bites, the food will be the life of the party.
  

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User Review  - AnnM917 - LibraryThing

fun book! he shows you his sense of humor in food like his other books! pictures of all the food + on the side near each recipe he tells u the level of difficulty, prep & cooking time, shortcuts ... Read full review

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User Review  - Guy - Goodreads

Some great ideas for adding a little extra for your next party/gathering of friends. The author even included music to listen to while preparing each recipe. The S'more Shooters look awesome; might try one day soon. Read full review

Contents

introduction
8
haiku halibut misomarinated halibut on cucumber noodles
14
psychedelic caviar wasabi caviar and salmon roe on gingered lemon slices
17
bloody oyster shooters freshly shucked oysters in clamato bloody marys
18
fish cakes salmon cupcakes with dill mashed potato icing
21
Samurai Scallops sesamecrusted panseared scallops in an asian vinaigrette
23
fingerlickin shrimp saltcrusted shrimp with an herbed olive oil dipping sauce
27
maple salmon SuckerS mapleglazed peppercrusted salmon
28
bangbang drllmmettes dnnamonhabanero chicken drummettes
72
eggus or1 76 caesar teaser caesar salad in mini parmesan cups
76
7g cauliflower popcorn ovenroasted caramelized cauliflower florets 80 byzantine bruSchetta heirloom tomato bruschetta
80
S3 french fried polenta panfried truffled polenta 84 rings of fire fiery beerbattered onion rings
84
bee Stings truffled honeydrizzled parmigianoreggiano nuggets
86
pearls of wisdom white chocolate truffles
100
nutcases honeydrizzled spiced walnut and gorgonzola bites
103
lemongrass licks frozen fruit cocktails on lemongrass skewers
105

margarita ceviche tequilaspiked scallop ceviche
31
Vodka latkes latke and smoked salmon sandwiches with lemon vodka shots
32
tuna fish chips cumincrusted ahi tuna with avocado relish on blue tortilla chips
35
coCOnut shrimp lollypops coconutcrusted shrimp with an apricotginger dipping sauce
37
meal 4Z gaucho snacks new york strip with chimichurri sauce on sourdough wafers 45 chorlZo corn pups rtered chorizoonastkk
45
cocktail dates baconwrapped parmesanstuffed dates
46
4g nest eggs softboiled quail eggs on a bed of frisee aux lardons in fried potato nests 51 cowboy cookies chilecrusted tenderloin between caramelized...
51
hog heaven mortadelta crostini
55
insideoUt BLTS bacon arugula and goat cheese sandwiched between fried tomato slices
56
fowl
59
chicken popsicles lemonglazed herbbreaded chicken tenders
60
foie gras jam foie gras pate and savory strawbeoy compote crostini
62
chinese Snow cones chinese chicken salad with ginger vinaigrette in wonton cones
65
lucky duck panseared duck breast with plum compote on fried wontons
67
goose moUSSe goose liver pate crostini
71
Smore Shooters amaretto hot chocolate with roasted marshmatlows
106
10g cOffee crisp espresso creme brulee 110 dog bones white pepper ginger biscuits
110
carrot cake shooters sugared and spiced canot juice
112
hangover helpers strawbeny milkshakes with chambord
114
honey do shooters honeydew melon puree
116
11g ice breakers fruit juice ices drizzled with ice wine 120 knuckle Sandwich nutella hazelnuts and sauteed pears on toasted pound cake
120
yum yum wontonS candied ginger and mango wontons
123
fodder
125
fear of frying
126
proper handling of advancepropped ingredients raw and coddled eggs wine for the road
127
suggested menus
128
12g praise
129
index
131
table of equivalents
132
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About the author (2004)

Bob Blumer is the creator and host of the Food Network show Surreal Gourmet. He lives in the Hollywood Hills where his other car is a Toastermobile. You can visit Bob's Web Site to catch the latest in surreal cuisine.

Suzi Q. Varin gave up a promising career as a Zamboni driver to pursue her passion for photography.

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