Last night we went to CC & TC's house for dinner. The food was incredibly yummy and we had a great time. The other T at the party brought his famous tomato bruschetta:
... that was so amazingly good I ate at least 5 pieces. The thing I liked the most was that the tomatoes were pureed instead of in chunks. I hate biting into a piece of bruschetta and having all the tomatoes fall off the bread. In keeping with the Hawaiian luau theme, H brought a mango, avocado salsa:
... that was sweet and flavorful. We couldn't stop eating it and decided it would be great served on grilled fish or chicken.
T had leftover mozzarella from the bruschetta so he threw together a quick mozzarella, tomato and basil salad drizzled with 18-year-old balsamic vinegar and a splash of olive oil:
While we noshed on the appetizers we helped TC finish skewering the meat and vegetables:
She had chicken, shrimp and flank steak that we skewered with pineapple, red onion, mushrooms, green and red peppers and yellow and green squash. Then she drizzled everything with an island marinade that was sweet and spicy and oh-so-good.
TC rounded out the rest of the meal with a salad:
... made with lettuce, strawberries, blue cheese and toasted almonds. The sweetness of the strawberries mixed with the crunch of the almonds and the tang of the blue cheese was excellent.
She also made a tasty pasta salad with avocado, tomato, fennel, roasted corn and pine nuts:
... as well as some jasmine rice to sop up all the good juices from the skewers:
Some of the skewers hot off the grill:
My plate with two shrimp and one chicken skewer, rice, pasta salad and regular salad:
And for dessert:
... grilled peaches and pineapple over toasted angel food cake with a drizzle of red wine sauce. Decadent and tasty, the perfect ending to the meal. Thanks TC and CC for a wonderful night of good food, good friends and good music!