Middle Eastern Style Dinner Party Menu
If you're looking to cook out of your comfort zone this is a great dinner party menu, with a bit of everything. Each dish is great visually, which is ideal for a dinner party. The plates lined up also offer a variety of heavenly flavours and wonderful textures. I was cooking for a group of six and it was well received by everyone, so would recommend. See below for a run through of each dish and link to the full recipes.
From left to right:
Cassava Chips, slow roasted in a generous amount of garlic butter, green chillies & coriander - see recipe here
Homemade hummus dressed with panfried aubergines & crisped, smoked paprika chickpeas - see recipe here
Chicken Mussakhan, roasted chicken in a variety of middle eastern spices, on a bed of naan bread and topped with caramelised sumac spiced red onions and pine nuts - see recipe here
Za'atar spiced lentils topped with cumin roasted butternut squash, smoked seeds and pomegranate seeds - see recipe here
Green salad with a lemon vinaigrette and avocado - see recipe here