Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Food Fun!


Left to Right and Front to Back
Puking Pumpkin, Bones and Blood, Witches Fingers,
Black Pasta with Roasted Squash and Garlic Oil, Shrimp with Black Garlic Salsa
 Black Rice Pudding with Mango
Carrot and Black Bean Soup Shooters, Black and Orange Cheese Platter
The HEAD waiter and Bloody cocktails!
If you are hosting a kids Halloween party, limiting the menu to horrendously sweet dessert items and junk food makes sense, but, if you are looking to amuse a more sophisticated Hallowe'en reveller, I've developed a bunch of delicious Halloween food ideas that incorporate the classic holiday colours - Black and Orange.  Along with the colour theme, I chose some fun kid recipes that impart a gory Halloween feel without the gory-post junk food marathon stomach ache!

Black and Orange Soup
Make it from scratch or choose a quality brand from the grocery store.  Obvious choices are Carrot, Squash and Black Bean.  For appetizer style,  you can heat up the soup and serve in shooter glasses.  If you want to serve sit down style,   pour each soup slowly (at the same time) into either sides of a bowl.

Shrimp with Black Garlic Salsa
In a food processor combine 2 heads black garlic, 1 Jalapeno, 1 green onion, 3 Roma tomatoes, juice of 1 lime, 2 Tbsp Grapeseed oil, 1/2 tsp sea salt.
Place cooked shrimp on a platter and top with black sesame seeds.


Black Bow-Tie Pasta with Roasted Sweet 
Potato and Garlic Oil

Boil two cups of bow tie pasta as per package instructions.  Peel and cube 1 Sweet Potato. Toss with 1 tsp olive oil and roast in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.  Combine pasta and sweet potato in bowl, top with a garlic oil and goats cheese!

Black Rice Pudding with Mango

Cook 1 cup of purple Thai rice as per package instructions.  Once cooked add 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Cook over low heat for another 5 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp of vanilla then cool.  Place rice pudding on small spoons and top with mango!


Black an Orange Cheese Platter
There are so many different varieties of cheese you can use for this.  My favourite shown here are Cinderellon, Rouy, Aged Cheddar and a Guinness Cheddar.  Add some dried figs, apricots and pecans for good measure.





Bones and Blood


To make the bones use fresh store bought pizza dough.  Cut dough into  strips (vary the length and thickness for variety). Flour your work surface and use your hands to roll each strip with the palms of your hands to create a rope.  Use a sharp knife to cut (lengthwise) a small slit into both ends of each rope.  Roll the two pieces (on each end) into themselves to create the knobby part of the bones. Place on a baking sheet and cook at 400 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes, depending on how large your bones are. Serve with tomato sauce!

The Puking Pumpkin
 Carve out a small pumpkin and use your favourite guacamole to simulate the puke!  Fun for the kids and super tasty!










Witches Fingers
Use any sugar cookie recipe for this ghoulish treat! Once you make the cookie dough store in fridge for 20 minutes.  Slice into thick pieces the size of a finger.  Roll into a log, pinch the cookie in two places (to make knuckles) and use the back of a knife to embellish each knuckle. Bake as per cookie instructions.



7 comments:

  1. great ideas I love the puking pumpkin thanks

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  2. This is scary but I might as well try it. Please allow me to include it in my compilation and pin it too. My Best Halloween Recipes collection is growing. :D My friends would be interested in this.

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