Friday, May 20, 2016

The Preakness at Pimlico 5 21 2016 PART 2

Maryland fried chicken 



Owners' Box Asparagus

Lots of Games
Best Hat Contest and then
Post Time @ 6:25 PM for the Preakness Race
Dinner Buffet will be available in the Dining Room following the Race
On the Back Stretch-Strawberry Short Cake available a la carte

Want to have a Preakness Party?
    Marty's Maryland Crabcakes
    Marty's Cool Cole Slaw
    Corn on the Cob
    Warm Honey Dijon Potato Salad
    Honey Baked Ham or Smoked Turkey Breast
    corn bread or biscuits
    Melon Ambrosia and lemon wafers
    The ideal meal for this fest, would be boiled blue crab. That depends on your situation. If you can have your party outdoors, you may want to consider this option. Just go to your local seafood market, buy a few pounds of crab and boil them up. What has to be considered is the mess. I for one, would not want shells all over the house when hosting a crowd and you should provide bibs and plenty of napkins for your guests. I'm going to stick with Marty's crab cakes. The reason I've added the ham or turkey is, because not everyone eats fish. I know if I invite ten friends, at least four do not eat fish, so you'll want to have something else on hand. And now for our recipes.

    Marty's Maryland Crab Cakes 
    2 lbs. crab meat
    3 tbs. minced scallions
    1 egg
    1 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
    2 tbs. finely chopped parsley
    2 tsps. hot sauce
    cayenne pepper
    1/2 c. mayonnaise
    1/2 bread crumbs

    Combine the ingredients and use your own judgement with the cayenne pepper. Add cayenne pepper to taste. There is a spicy sauce that goes along with this dish, so I'll go light on the cayenne. Those who like spicier, can use the sauce.
    Measure 1/2 cup of mixture for each patty, and fry in peanut oil. Drain. This should yield about 15 crab cakes.
    Marty's Sauce Especiale
    1 bottle of Thousand Island or Russian Dressing
    2 1/2 tsps. curry powder
    4 dashes of hot sauce or tabasco
    Mix ingredients together and serve on the side.
    Marty's Cool Cole Slaw
    1 bag of slaw mix from the produce section of your market
    1 1/2 cups of Hellman's Mayonnaise
    1 tsp. cider vinegar
    honey or maple syrup
    salt & pepper
    This recipe can be modified by using low fat or no fat dressing and mayonnaise.
    Mix first 3 ingredients together, add salt,pepper and honey to taste. I think next year..the party's at Marty's! :0)
    Warm Potato Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing
    3 lbs of red Bliss potatoes cut into chunks
    1 small red onion diced
    1/2 c. salad oil
    1 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
    1/4 c. honey mustard
    2 tsp. basil
    1/4 tsp. oregano
    one clove of garlic,peeled and grated or pressed
    salt & pepper to taste
    Boil the potatoes so that you can easily pierce them with a not allow to get flaky. Drain potatos and set aside, allowing to cool to room temperature. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing. In a large bowl combine potatoes with onion. Heat the dressing for 2 minutes on high in the microwave. Pour over potatoes and toss well.
    This recipe can also be modified by simply heating 3/4 of a bottle of Kraft Fat Free Honey Dijon Salad Dressing, pour over pototoes and onions and toss well. Half the time and zero fat...and delish!

    We all know how to boil up the water for the corn on the cob. Corn bread can be easily made from packaged quik-mixes or serve up some hungry jack biscuits.
    Melon Ambrosia
    2 bags frozen melon balls
    2 oranges, sectioned
    2 banana sliced
    4 oz. strawberries
    4 oz. red seedless grapes
    1 bag sliced frozen peaches
    2 tbs. sugar
    1 oz. shredded coconut
    juice of one lemon
    1/2 cup dark spiced rum
    Combine all the ingredients, except the coconut and chill. Sprinkle with cococnut before serving. Place lemon wafers on a plate on the side. Quite often, guests will bring some sort of pastry or candy. Variety is the spice of life! I always put everything out on the table for a dessert buffet.

More about the Preakness?     Preakness Index

Have fun!!!

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