Friday, December 25, 2009

Inidana Jackson & Wolf Bane's Christmas Menu


This year, we decided to go for something a little different, and Asia-themed Christmas dinner.

For appetizers, we have a selection of sushi — tuna, salmon, unagi, a California roll — and raw northwestern oysters. My Sweetie will be swinging the razor sharp MAC Japanese sushi knife, so I'll be keeping a low profile slurping oysters and horseradish sauce.

Main dish will be flash-sauted sesame rare tuna steaks...I had hoped to grill them outside but hey, 8 whole degrees, a brutal gusting wind and blowing snow...there are limits here! The tuna will be accompanied by a mix of stir-fried veggies and ushrooms with a hot Hoisin-based sauce and soba noodles. No Crescent rolls, however...

Dessert-wise, by popular demand we deviated from the theme for one of my "signature" dishes, a very light and fluffy raspberry and Framboise raspberry liqueur chocolate mousse.

The only disappointed ones are Alf the Wonder Beagle, who had her heart set on rack of raw elk ribs, and Pokke-san the tailless cat, who wanted a mouse.

I thought in the spirit of the season I'd remove the FAL from the guest bathroom, as I forgot to decorate it...

5 comments:

Walter45Auto said...

The mice probably all froze to death, and the elk are all fighting off wolves. Did ya at least get Alf a new tennis ball?

Joe said...

Merry Christmas Michael and many more.

nj_larry said...

Gotta have some Japanese pickled veggies...nice and crunchy...

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Merry Christmas and thanks for the year of good reporting !

rastus said...

FAL, eh? Last I'd heard on the podcast was that you wanted one...congrats. Christmas present or just something that appeard one day?

jimmy said...

Splash some brandy on something.
Catch it on fire.
Count your blessings!!!
God bless you and Indiana.!!