Summer Garden Parties- and a Recipe for Salmon Cakes
Summer is almost here, and it’s the time we love to take our dining outdoors. I was recently asked by Jarlsberg USA to create a menu for an outdoor garden party, an opportunity which I, of course, jumped at.
Outdoor garden parties are great for many occasions- an at home wedding, a graduation or anniversary party, bridal or baby showers. They’re versatile.
This menu is versatile, too. My client and I started out thinking brunch, but really, it can travel into lunch, and even an early dinner meal with a bit of adapting.
I created a menu opening with canapés spread with a base of Snofrisk, a lovely cream cheese like product of Jarlsberg’s made with goat’s milk cheese and cow’s milk cream, covered with a thin slice of Jarlsberg and topped with various vegetables. The main event- a couple of tasty frittatas, Jarlsberg and Hazelnut Buttermilk Biscuits sandwiched with thinly sliced Black Forest Ham and Honey Mustard. And the star of the show- these wonderful Fresh Salmon Cakes. If you’re serving it for brunch, add the great Shiitake and Jarlsberg Stuffed French Toast from our last post. For lunch or dinner- add a wonderful salad or two. And for tea time or happy hour, make the biscuits minis and cut the frittatas into individual bites- circles, squares, diamonds- it’s your choice.
I’ll be sharing some of the other recipes over the next few weeks, so please come back and take a look. For now, I’ll start with these yummy (if I do say so myself) Fresh Salmon Cakes. Serve them with one of my favorites, Gribiche- a wonderful alternative to Tartar Sauce. Recipe follows…