Last weekend I was in the mood to make something totally different, something beyond the norm of a workweek and something that I can really dig into. And dig I did. I had made surf and turf fondue before when I had a party for my old dogpark committee. That was probably about 7 years ago! Wow… what took me so long to do it again? Good question.
So off to create my surf and turf fondue night. For my meat selection, I chose sirloin steaks and medium shrimp with some carrots. I cut the steak into cubes for easy dipping.I had the perfect serving dish for it too. I also purchased some Parmesan and herb bread from Harmon’s grocery that I cubed as well for a cheese fondue I mention later in this post.
For my broth, I combined the following
2 1/2 cups low sodium beef broth
1 1/4 cup water
1 cup dry white wine
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 green onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
salt & pepper to taste
To cook, simmer the above ingredients in a saucepan for 10 minutes, then remove from heat and let stand for 2 hours. Yes, two hours. The time is needed to allow the flavors to blend. Then just before you are ready to serve, strain into a fondue pot and bring to a boil. A lot of meat fondues use oil instead of broth which I find makes the meat way too heavy and using broth brings out the meats flavor and cuts way down on calories. Meanwhile, which my beef broth was blending, I made three sauces to dip my meat and shrimp into. The first was a combo of 1/4 cup fat free sour cream and some adobo sauce mixed in. If you like hot spicy, use a lot of adobo. If not, just a bit will do. Chill until ready to serve.
Another sauce I made was a horseradish sauce. All I used was 1/4 cup fat free sour cream, 1 Tablespoon strained prepared horseradish, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and a dash of paprika. Paprika is a strong flavor for me so I used a mini-dash. Chill until ready to serve.
The final was a Roquefort butter specifically for the beef. It only took 1 oz Roquefort cheese, 1/8 cup butter (softened), 1 teaspoon of brown mustard, 1 small clove of garlic (crushed) and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. You can make this just before you are ready to eat.
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