Feeding 50 at an 'Open House' Party  - PFB #3
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Ingredients

  • 10 hour
  • 50 people With
  • 50 empty stomachs and a gazillion discerning tastebuds to their name
  • 2. Plan Up To Your Eyeballs
  • 2 days before
  • 1 day before
  • 1. The level of difficulty and length of time it takes to makes each dish
  • 2. Since we were inviting whole families with children, parents and grandparents, as well as the unattached, engaged or dating, my food selection had to cater for the palates of the young, the hip, the old and the wise, plus everyone in between
  • 4-5 that I had multiplied by
  • 10 could have actually served more than
  • 50 people Way more
  • 50 will have come at the same time
  • Johor Laksa
  • Serves 10
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  • Ingredients
  • 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 litres coconut milk
  • 500 g fresh prawns
  • 300 g Indian mackerel (ikan kembung), boiled and flaked
  • 1 kg wolf herring (ikan parang), grilled or boiled and flaked
  • 100 g salted fish (ikan masin)
  • 2 small packets meat curry powder, mixed with water to form a paste
  • 1 cup roasted, pounded desiccated coconut (kerisik)
  • 1 cup tamarind juice (assam juice), mix tamarind pulp with hot water and strain
  • 15 laksa leaves or Vietnamese mint (daun kesum), finely chopped
  • 5 mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt and sugar to taste
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  • Laksa paste
  • 1 ½ inch galangal, peeled
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
  • 8 lemongrass (serai), sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup dried shrimps, soaked in cold water and drained
  • 1 ½ inch fresh turmeric (kunyit), peeled
  • 30 dried chilies, soaked in boiling water and well drained
  • 125 ml roasted shrimp paste (belacan)
  • 25 shallots, peeled
  • 1 cup water
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  • Ingredients for condiments
  • 2 packets spaghetti, boiled until cooked
  • 2 cucumbers, peel, discard seeds and slice into thin narrow strips
  • 250 g bean sprouts
  • 200 g long beans or snake beans, sliced thinly
  • 15 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 10 calamansi limes, sliced into halves
  • 1 tablespoon pounded chili and roasted shrimp paste
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  • Serves 8Ingredients
  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup minced scallions, white and green parts (1 bunch)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (1 bunch)
  • 1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley (1 bunch)
  • 1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and medium-diced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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