Same Day Foods

These foods are well suited for enjoying the day that I make them. These are ideal for small parties and social events, and for any same-day dining.

Some ideas include:

Soups

  • Butternut squash with miso brown butter and rosemary
  • Curry coconut carrot
  • Roast cauliflower and cream
  • Minestra with pancetta
  • Black bean with lime cumin cream
  • Roast root vegetable with Aleppo
  • Heirloom tomato gazpacho
  • Chilled watermelon with cucumbers and jalapeno
  • Cool pea soup with creme fraiche and pea shoots
  • Smoky bacon corn chowder

Salads

  • Quinoa salad with charred fennel and citrus
  • Tomato salad with feta and olives
  • Charred corn and bacon salad with jalapeños and scallions
  • Watermelon salad with feta, mint, and basil
  • Roast beets with arugula and pesto
  • Warm pear and goat cheese with winter greens
  • Grilled endive with anchovy vinaigrette
  • Crab salad with mango and avocado
  • Cantaloupe and prosciutto with balsamic reduction

Main Courses

  • Rosemary roast pork with caramelized onions
  • Chicken and caramelized onion enchiladas
  • Tri-tip with fresh salsa verde
  • Citrus braised pork with achiote
  • Tandoori-style chicken with raita
  • Chipotle-spiced chicken with peach-lime salsa
  • Roast pork with apples and sage
  • Duck confit with chili-cranberry relish
  • Soy-marinated seared salmon with miso glaze

Sides

  • Salt-roasted fingerlings with herbs
  • Potatoes with poblanos
  • Roast parmesan cauliflower
  • Creamy goat cheese polenta
  • Green chili grits
  • Roast carrots and spinach with walnut pesto
  • Mashed yams with rosemary brown butter
  • Mascarpone mashed potatoes
  • Black rice with ginger
  • Sesame broccoli

More ideas…