Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer Berries and Mango Fiesta

First of all Thank you Foodbuzz for accepting my proposal for this Dinner party,I'm so thrilled to be feature on foodbuzz 24x24 for this month.



I choose the theme "Summer Berries and Mango Fiesta" just to welcome SUMMER my favorite season of the year.
Summer is when I have a little vegetables garden in the back yard,and fresh herbs on the back porch. 
Since I'm originally from tropical country Indonesia I enjoy hot weather.

As I love the fruits I have two reason why I choose berries and mango on this theme.

Why Berries?
Because strawberries,blueberries,raspberries,blackberries are something that I didn't see much in the traditional market when I lived in my small town in part of west-java Indonesia. Since I didn't have a chance to enjoy these berries in Indonesia I enjoy them now that I live in the US.

Why mango?
Unlike berries this tropical fruit is really easy to find and is everywhere from traditional market to street vendors during mango season.  In Indonesia there are a lot of varieties of Mangoes.
Mango are one of my favorite fruit since I was little kid until now.
So,,I like to use berries and mango as a key ingredients for this dinner party.
                                                       

Welcome guys,,,,Let's have some fun begin :) with...
                        
Mango berry sangria                                            
                                                                                



Mango berry on skewers with spicy tamarind and palm sugar dip ( Indonesian style dip )
                       Fried catfish with mango salsa in wonton cups

And now for dinner, I hope you guys are hungry :)


                     Lemon pepper grilled salmon with raspberry glaze


I dedicated this Roasted brussel sprout with grape recipe to my fellow blogger Ann , I use shallot instead of walnut.
I made this so often, since she shared on her blog post last year.


                                       Spiced basmati rice


And finally time for dessert on the back porch...







While enjoy the view of massanutten mountain.






           Mango berries ginger crisp top with strawberry ice cream as optional

Thank you to my friends for enjoying the evening with me,Mark for your help and clean up as always :) and thanks again to Foodbuzz for this opportunity to share good foods with good friends,we all had a great time :)

RECIPE 

Mango berry ginger crisp

Ingredients :
- 2 cups black berries
- 2 cup raspberries
- 3 cup blueberries
- 2 mango/ peeled,pitted and cut in cube
- 3 tbsp chopped pickle ginger/grated
- 1 tbsp lemon grated
- 1/2 tsp grated fresh nutmeg

for crumbled :
- 1 cup granola
- 1 cup oath
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 stick unsalted butter/cold
( into food processor just process until crumbled )

Preparation:
Preheat oven on 350 F
into baking dish mix mango cubes,berries,grated ginger,grated lemon and grated nutmeg mix evenly, Topping with crumble / crisp mixture
Into the oven bake for about 45-50 minutes.


Raspberry glaze for salmon

ingredients :
- 5 tbsp seedless raspberry jam
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika powder
( bring all ingredients to simmer in low heat for few minutes,topping into grilled salmon )

16 comments:

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

I am so happy for you for being accepted for the challenge. Lovely spread of food which looks so splendid. I can see how much your friends would have enjoyed the food.

I love each one of the dishes you prepared plus the cooling drink to go with it.

Mark said...

Ridwan - what a great theme, and the meal was delicious. Thanks go to you for putting some much thought, time and energy into creating such a fabulous evening for your friends. I look forward to many more creative, beautiful and delicious meals with you.

Mom Mitch said...

Ridwan - what a nice menu - everything looks delicious - I look forward to trying the samples you sent me- thank you for using my painting on your menu, that was my first painting from about 45 years ago. Congrats on your achievements.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome meal. The tamarind sauce for the berries was the right amount of heat. The grapes with the brussels sprouts was a good combination. Everything was delicious.

Tracey

Soni said...

Oh my, what a delicious spread here!!I love all the dishes in your menu!Will have to try them for sure!Lovely recipes and hope you had a great time :)

Tina Bk said...

Congrats on the 24X24 event! After seeing this, I think I should have contacted Foodbuzz to see if I could travel and be the official taste tester for your event! Let's see now...delicious ingredients, well rounded entrees and smiling guests-I guess that tells all. Well done!

Suzi said...

Wow, what a feast and congrats on the 24x24, that is so cool. Everything looks fantastic and I love those wonton cups. Wonderful. Cheer!

Angie's Recipes said...

wow What a fantastic meal!
I want those fresh berries!! So fresh and gorgeous.

gobakeyourself said...

Congratulations my friend :D
You have more than succesfullt completed the challenge with this array of gorgeous dishes :)

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Curry and Comfort said...

First of all Congratulations on your 24x24! Well done!! You had a marvelous menu and a perfect theme!! I would have loved to attend!! I am sure you guests had a great time and enjoyed every bite of food!! You did a fantastic job!! Congratulations again... I'm so happy for you!!!!

love2dine said...

This looks and sounds fantastic!

Cathleen said...

Wow, what a busy day! I love mangos, everything looks so good!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Ridwan, congrats on your 24x24! Everything looks just fabulous! What a great party!

Casey said...

I am not sure what is more beautiful, the mountains or the meal. Either would make me happy.

Mark said...

I sure did enjoy reading about your event. Great planning and execution, and lots of fun at the same time.

Asian-spice mix said...

@Mark
Thanks,,,glad you enjoy and yes we had agreat time :)