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asian-inpired menu

asian-inspired menu | photo by: Cassandra Birocco

This menu is designed with the subtle flavor of ginger running through it. Here, sushi is the starter course which is actually really easy to make and this recipe is a perfect one to try to get you started if you’ve never made it. It’s light, flavorful and will certainly impress your guest.

Menu includes: Honeydew + Ginger Sushi, Grilled Pineapple, Jicama + Sesame Salad, Gingered Pork with Forbidden Rice + Grilled Scallions, Coconut Shortbread. Suggested beverage pairing: Crystallized Ginger Martini.

PREPARATION

This menu is most attractive served on bamboo place mats with earth tones for your serving plates and napkins. Add small tea lights around the room for ambience and be sure to have chop sticks available for the appetizer. For an even more romantic mood, prepare the sushi on one plate and share it with your partner.

DAY BEFORE

  • Assemble ingredients/shop
  • Make sushi rice
  • Make ginger simple syrup
  • Marinate pork
  • Chill martini glasses

MORNING

  • Make coconut shortbread

AFTERNOON

  • Make honey-sesame dressing

RIGHT BEFORE

  • Assemble sushi
  • Grill pineapple, assemble salad

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