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« on: September 19, 2009 03:37:37 PM »

Hi everyone!
i hope i'm right here, but i hope you can safe my life :-)

I'm a little desperate today, because my boyfriend invented his parents to our new home.
the invitation itself is not the problem, but it's getting "worse": they will travel more than 200 kilometres to visit us for the first time, plus it's a birthday lunch for his father.

the fact is, that his father is very picky and he loves my sweet-sour curry. (it contains chicken, cream, fruits/vegetables such as corn, mango, bean sprouts, pears and curry of course. it's loaded of fruit and vegetables and a little spicy. i will serve it with rice) therefore this should be the main dish.
everything is great that far, but now we need something we can serve as an appetizer. i have no idea what would work with curry
i thought about french onion soup, but i'm afraid this would be a little strange or don't you think so?
most mashed-vegetables-with-a-bit-of-cream-soups would work just fine, but bf's father most certainly won't eat zucchini, mushrooms or pumpkins. so it's a little hard to decide which of those soups would work.

maybe something that isn't soup?
is there someone out there who knows a tasty appetizer that would work with this main dish?
i can cook, but i'm new to this whole "living alone and have to think about meals" thing. and, as he doesn't like many of the things i like to eat, i have no idea what to do.

i would be very thankful if anyone had a suggestion, every thought/idea you are willing to share would be greatly appreciated.
(i keep noticing more and more how desperate i must sound)

thanks in advance
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009 12:19:46 AM »

Have you thought about Mulligatawny soup? Translated, it means pepper soup, and there are hundreds of variations. Better still, it originated in this part of the world where curries are from (although I don't know where your curry is from...), so it might fit the theme. Smiley

If you want to go non-soup, there are a number of appetizers that would work. Think samosas, pakoras, and so on.

Where is your curry from? If it's North Indian, for example, I'd see what other kinds of North Indian food would fit. If it's Thai, then check out Thai food sites. That way, it's more likely to fit the theme. Smiley

Depending on how much time you have, I'd be inclined to do a test run on whatever additional recipes were decided upon.

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009 10:13:23 AM »


i think it would be thai not entirely sure tough. i mashed 3 or so recipes together, indian and thai :-)

the idea to use something that comes from where the curry comes from is great, i didn't think of that.
usually i don't remind names of food, so your suggestions were a good start. (especally thai/indian food names are something i will never remember for more than 4 seconds ;-) )

i thought about a test run too
thank you!


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