A co-workers family is due in tomorrow for dinner. I offered to do an Amuse Bouche for her.
Now its 1 am and I find myself turning to the internet of all places for an idea or something to get the creative juices that have all but dried up after a 15 or so hour shift.
In my search I find myself boggled by the amount of "Recipe" websites and blogs that offer very little in the way of creative ideas. For example on googled search led me to Recipes.com, which isnt even a recipe database its mearly another google-like link site.
Due to my current state being away from home and the rest of my personal belongings I am devoid of what little food books I have. Currently I feel like, how do I put this, a pirate without a parrot. Ok maybe not the best association but work with me here, Long shift today remember?
Anyway, so I spent an hour or so trying to find at least some decent idea or something to jog a flow of thought. My mind keeps going back to the asparagus soup I made last week but I was hoping to try something new.
I thought something with blueberries might lend a bright and fresh color, but I dont want to do something sweet. I dont think it will go well with the menu at all.
I have a few ideas currently but not sure how I feel about them just yet.
-Broccoli soup with herb infused Creme Fraiche and red pepper couli, served in a shot glass
-Broccoli soup with Pancetta and shaved truffle, served in a porcelain spoon
-Apple Consomme with fruit and vanilla shaving, served in a shot glass
again the last would be a great Intermezzo but Im not sure about an Amuse.
My mind keeps going to Broccoli or Asparagus for the reason that both lend themselves to a nice smooth, glossy, and vibrant green when made into a soup.
Whatever I end up doing Ill be sure to share... but I cant think on it anymore now.
8 Am shift comes early, to early.