Try something new: Our Vietnamese Supper
The bishop is coming for our September Global Cuisine Potluck Supper. Don’t miss this chance to meet him, his wife Gretchen and perhaps a few members of his staff and try a tasty Southeast Asian cuisine. Our Vietnamese potluck will be Saturday evening, Sept. 15th.
A number of special Vietnamese recipes are now on the Time and Talent Table in the Parish Hall. One of them is for Pho (pronounced fir), a richly seasoned beef and rice noodle soup. “Fresh herbs and vegetables such as bean sprouts are mandatory with the famous soup. They can be added to the hot soup or munched fresh,” according to Dennis Sim, of The New York Times’ Ask.com. “Pho has been around for 100 years as a traditional breakfast dish but, nowadays, it is eaten all day long.”
You will also find a recipe for “Banh Mi.” Banh Mi is the Vietnamese term for bread, actually the baguette that is used for a popular kind of sandwich of roasted meat or pate and pickled vegetables. Our recipe, “Banh Mi with Lemongrass Pork,” calls for sliced pork marinated in lemongrass, sugar, sesame oil, shallots and garlic and garnished with cilantro, chiles and pickled daikon and carrots.
The recipe folder includes simple recipes as well as several that are more complex. You will find: “Ginger Honey Pork Ribs,” “Garlic Noodles,” “Lemon Grass Grilled Shrimp,” Vietnamese Cabbage and Chicken Salad,” “Summer Rolls with Shrimp and Peanut Sauce,” and “Green Papaya and Mango Salad.” Help yourself to any of these recipes or look up your own on www.vietnamese-recipes.com/.
Dinner is at 6. All are invited, especially newcomers to St. Margaret’s who may not have met the bishop. Remember to bring your own beverages. We will provide ice water and coffee. If your dish needs reheating or assembly, please arrive early. We’ll have the ovens on for you. Non-cooks are welcome, too. We need your help with set up (5:15 p.m.) or clean-up afterwards.