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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Grilled Steak and Papaya Salad

This month Kris & Jeff hosted Supper Club in their lovely new home
 inspiring us all with a Vietnamese theme.

It's pretty great this group of people we've become. We've seen each other through new homes, new babies, new jobs and a whole lot of great food over our almost 10 year span. And it's especially a fun month when our gathering includes some
new food for everyone too.
Kris & Jeff decided they wanted to make a Vietnamese Pho, it's pronounced more like "fuh" we recently learned. 

It had been a really long time since all 5 couples had been able to make supper club at the same time so it was really nice to all be together before our summer hiatus starts.Once we all arrived and had a drink in hand the feast began.

We all stepped up to the plate to create a completely Vietnamese meal.

Robin & Shannon brought these lovely fresh spring rolls. G & I LOVE fresh spring rolls. I quite honestly have cravings for fresh spring rolls when I haven't had them in awhile. These quenched that craving for awhile at least. Robin did a great job at with this tedious preparation it takes for spring rolls.

G actually took full responsibility this month for creating our dish. He made a Bobby Flay inspired Grilled Steak & Papaya Salad (recipe linked below.) It was awesome. He marinated the steak in a wonderful Vietnamese marinade and that flavored with the sweet papaya was spectacular. We need to make this again.

Jenni & Arnie made a stir fried cabbage dish with eggs and mushrooms that was also really tasty and balanced out the meal.

Then there was the Pho. They made a chicken pho that was excellent. The broth was so fragrant and wonderful...

with all the accompaniments to go with.It was a Tom Douglas recipe.
It was all so good when G went back for seconds it was already all gone. That rarely happens with our group. That's when we know it was a fantastic meal.

After everyone was done catching up and sharing their plans for the summer it was time for dessert.
And as usual Lisa & Derrek knocked it outta the park with this one. Vietnamese Pudding with Tapioca Pearls and mango.

This dessert was superb. Light and fresh but comforting all at the same time. And so beautifully garnished.

It was a great meal that we all enjoyed this June.
Until September Supper Clubbers.

Bobby Flay via FoodNetwork linked

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