Cook Like An Egyptian!
November 14, 2009 6:01 PM Subscribe
I need to flatter and impress my favorite Egyptian...What dishes would you consider Egyptian high-end cuisine?
I want to make something "fancy" for his birthday! Bonus Points: He's from Alexandria (think: seafood!) and a Francophile!
posted by jbenben to food & drink (19 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
His birthday is next week. Thanksgiving is the week after.
I've sourced A-grade Foie Gras (imported from France, secret chef hook-up) and gorgeous Merguez sausage.
I'm planning a Duck Cassoulet for this week (from a whole duck - I'll render all the skin for fat (Thanksgiving) reserve the breasts, use the carcass for stock for the cassoulet, legs in the pressure cooker, odd bits & bones saved to zip up a poultry stock for TG) I'm doing lobster bisque for TG (already have have extra lobster bodies in the freezer.)
I don't want to duplicate menus between His Birthday and Thanksgiving. I'm thinking the Foie can only be one or the other. Ditto the Merguez.
If I had a main planned for the Birthday - I would be set. I could then figure out what dish goes where. Help?
Sorry folks - Ful Medames won't cut it! I'm looking for a new idea, something so surprising and elegant, why, he'd marry me again!!
Google is woefully unhelpful on initial searches. If you grew up in Alexandria - then what is your favorite expensive restaurant dish? What did your Mom make for special occasions??
Recipes are not necessary, unless there is on regional ingredient or technique I must not not not leave out.
I'm trying to keep my evil plans a secret -- Thanks so much for any help!!