11 food and drink shows for the Oscars weekend party
Finger food is definitely the way to go on Oscar night. The show almost requires grass all night. Strategically place a plate of snacks like honey sesame seeds or sizzle dates with za’atar, thyme and feta so guests can easily grab them from their seats while sipping a glass of sparkling lemonade. , sparkling bissap, brandy au cassis or GCT (gin, coffee, tonic).
Pack some tasty snacks that are quick and easy to prepare so you can relax and enjoy the evening too.
Here are some tips:
Asian beef short ribs can be prepared the day before and if you don’t want to fire up the grill, you can cook them on the stove top in a cast iron skillet. Bake the vegetarian mushroom strudel in the morning and cook it before the guests arrive. It is very hot from the oven and is good at room temperature. Shrimp Artichoke Salad Cups can be prepared ahead of time – the day before or the day before. They will add color, taste and structure to the table. The recipe for nori with tofu (vegan) fried spicy peanuts says it takes an hour, but 45 minutes of that is oven time, when you can do other things, like prepare carciofi alla romana tart vegan. It takes 30 minutes in the oven. It’s delicious served warm or at room temperature, so you can bake it in the afternoon if you like.
These crackly caramelized walnuts are baked in the oven with sweet and spicy honey, sesame, and baking powder for an easy party treat.
Time1 hour 15 minutes, mostly unattended
LEADMakes about 7 cups
Soy marinade is made with brown sugar, red wine, ginger, garlic and sesame oil. Beef ribs are seared over a hot grill and served with a sweet and spicy sauce.
LEADServes 6 to 8
This bubbly lemonade comes with a hint of heat from chile lemon syrup.
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Caramelized, warm dates pair well with cold, sweet feta – drizzled with olive oil and za’atar – in this easy recipe.
Filled with meaty mushrooms and gooey Gruyere cheese for a delicious vegan strudel or strudel.
Time1 hour 30 minutes
Crème de cassis adds a floral sweetness to the classic brandy cocktail.
Time5 minutes, plus chill overnight
LEADServes 4 to 6
The tender shrimp gets a lemony flavor and a little crunch from the blanched artichoke hearts, which makes a nice modern stand-in for bamboo shoots or juice.
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Hibiscus tea, fresh ginger and lemon juice add flavor to this bubbly drink, inspired by a traditional Senegalese drink.
LEADMakes 2 cups syrup (enough for 16 servings)
Peanut butter and crisp chilies make a delicious marinade for grilled tofu with rice and greens.
Inspired by a classic Roman dish, artichokes are mixed with fresh herbs then placed in clusters in pasta that is steamed until golden brown and crisp.
Time1 hour 15 minutes
LEADServes 8 to 12
Coffee adds a dark bitterness to the classic pairing of gin and tonic, both made with plenty of lime.
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