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MARIO’S THANKSGIVING 2015

NEW ORLEANS STYLE!

 

MARIO’S THANKSGIVING MENU

 

Cocktail Hour + Hors D’oeuvres

 

Cava and Pomegranate Aperitif

 

Oysters 2 ways, Clams in Gumbo, Salumi Salami

 

The Main Event

 

New Orleans Red Beans & Rice Stuff Turkey with Sazerac Gravy

 

Cornbread Stuffing with Jalapeño and Andouille

 

Country Ham and Truffle Gravy

Clinton’s Hashbrown Frittata with Collards

 

Escarole Salad with Pomegranates and Cajun Pecans

 

Dirty Sweet Potatoes

 

Baked Golden Mashed Potatoes

 

Corn and Hominy Maque Choux

 

Cranberry + Satsuma Orange Chutney

 

Dessert

 

Honey-Whiskey Cake with Bourbon Chantilly

Susi’s Dessert

 

Mario’s Thanksgiving Day Schedule

 

9AM: make gravy, boil gold potatoes, make cranberry + satsuma orange chutney

 

10AM: clean escarole, clean pomegranates, toast pecans with cayenne

 

11AM: make dirty spuds, make salad dressing

 

12PM: light pizza oven, prep maque choux and collards

 

1PM: have a beer! you deserve it!

 

2PM: ice the wine and bevies, open red wine

 

3PM: stuffing in the oven

 

3:30PM: turkey in oven

 

4PM: spuds in oven

 

4:30PM: maques choux on collards and in oven

 

5PM: turkey out of oven, prep oysters

 

5:15PM: serve cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to guests

 

5:30PM: toss salad, collards out, finish spuds, carve bird

 

6PM: dinner is served!

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