This was the first year we hosted 4th of July at our house. Since we just remodeled our kitchen I felt the need to trial run a smaller party with 10 people vs. the 40-50 people party I typically throw.
My new kitchen was a success, I had plenty of counter space to prep (85 sq feet) and my new Bosch hood kept all the smoke alarm at bay. (no firemen had to save us…LOL)
The theme for my menu was “Asian Inspired” instead of just Thai. We had a little Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Thai. I think the dishes blended well together on the plate.
Here are just some of the dishes from the menu:
Truffle Edamame with soy, garlic, chili and ponzu sauce
Thai chicken egg rolls with glass noodles with a sweet chili dipping sauce
Manilla Clams in with Thai Basil and spicy sauce
Chinese BBQ red pork
Korean Kalbi ribs
Chinese rice cakes with Chinese Broccoli
Fried pork belly with “Grandma’s Sauce”
Fried Rice with egg and scallions
Banana Cream Pie