So I'm kind of screwed. I agreed to host a dinner for a very close friend's 40th. I'm happy to do it, but....
...he generally does not eat dinner, and specifically did not want a sit-down thing, and requested "noshy-finger-food."
...he cannot tolerate onions or garlic in his food, like, at all. They give him stomach problems.
...some of the guests are "beady eyed vegetarians," i.e. they won't eat anything with big, sad, doe eyes, like pigs or cows, though chicken and fish are OK.
...this is tomorrow, so not only am I out of time to prepare, but it has to be simple enough to whip together on a weeknight after a day of work.
I am planning to just do lots of bread and cheese and charcuterie, but I feel like I should cook something for the love of pete.
At this moment I am thinking of doing a low, slow baked salmon (low enough and long enough that I can prep it tonight, have it on the serving dish, and bake right on serving dish tomorrow) and maybe some roasted asparagus.
Anyone else have any brilliant suggestions? I was jokingly talking about frozen meatballs and a can of ragu in the slow cooker all day.
I did literally just now receive my Anova immersion circulator; I could do a sous-vide vegetable that I could prep tonight and... leave in the circulator all day?