Great Friends, Fabulous Flavor
Celebrate spring with a girlfriend gathering
Gather your closest friends for a spring fling honoring warmer weather and sensational flavors. Fresh, high-quality ingredients are key to turning a simple lunch date into an affair to remember. Prepare the meal ahead of time or invite guests to join you in the kitchen – either way, these recipes will chase away any lingering winter blues.
Salads are a hallmark of spring menus. Certified Angus Beef ® brand Chef Michael Ollier suggests a combination of fresh lettuces, asparagus and mandarin oranges for Thai Spring Rolls with Asian Ginger Salad. The dish incorporates thin-sliced Certified Angus Beef ® sirloin for a flavorful, succulent entrée or filling appetizer.
Steak Salad Martini will take center stage. “Picture a Parisian Pizzazz marinated steak, served over greens with citrus vodka dressing, presented in a martini glass. It’s fabulous,” says Ollier.
For a heartier alternative, Ollier suggests Bourbon Steak. It’s a tangy and tender entrée with plenty of “wow” factor. Dijon mustard, bourbon whiskey, ginger and spices create a bold marinade that’s complemented by melon salsa – featuring the fresh flavors of honeydew, cantaloupe, fresh mint and honey.
Three options for a perfect spring menu: choose between two intriguing salads and a bold entrée. Throw a ladies luncheon, celebrate with a girlfriends’ gathering or invite your nearest neighbors for a show-stopping spring celebration.