For my Fashion Week party, I'm putting together a menu full of iconic New York treats. I'll be hosting the party at my place, but since I want to kick back and have fun too, my dinner menu will be composed primarily of passed items.
Homemade pretzels and dill-pastrami bites are not only great snacks, but they're also quintessential New York eats. For something more substantial, I'll be serving a platter of steak with tomato dipping sauce, as well as small plates of Waldorf salad. To put together this effortless party menu, read more.
5 crisp dill pickle wedges Makes 40 pieces, enough for 6 to 8 people. 1 tablespoon sugar Let pretzels stand, uncovered, about 20 minutes.
Makes 8 pretzels. 1/2 cup walnut halves Serves 4. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling Serves 6.
8 slices pastrami
1/2 cup cucumber-dill or herb spreadable cheese
1/3 cup chopped ripe olives
1 (1/4-oz) package active dry yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons)
3 3/4 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons pretzel salt
Special equipment: parchment paper
1/2 cup non-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 lemon, zest finely grated
Freshly ground black pepper
2 large crisp apples, such as Gala
2 ribs celery (with leaves), sliced into 1/2-inch-thick pieces (leaves chopped)
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 head Boston lettuce, trimmed, washed, and dried
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup vodka
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
1 cup tomato sauce
1 rounded tablespoon prepared horseradish
Salt and pepper
1 1/3 pounds beef sirloin cut into large bite-sized pieces
Steak seasoning blend or coarse salt and black pepper
6 to 8 inch bamboo skewers
5 crisp dill pickle wedges
Makes 40 pieces, enough for 6 to 8 people.
1 tablespoon sugar
Let pretzels stand, uncovered, about 20 minutes.
Makes 8 pretzels.
1/2 cup walnut halves
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling