Friday, June 3, 2011
Bouchons au Thon
AppetizerFest will be an afternoon of consuming delicious tidbits and assigning marks based on various criteria. It's really just another excuse to have a laugh with friends and partake in some culinary jousting. One of our friends thought this would be the perfect time to introduce a woman he had recently began seeing romantically. Can you imagine what ran through her mind with fifteen other people pulling out score sheets and mulling over every detail of an appetizer? It's one thing to know you're amongst friends who are completely full of it but poor Ms M must have been wondering what she had got herself into. While everyone was chewing and mulling, pens poised to assign a mark, I leaned over and said quietly "We are so full of it it's not even funny" which made her laugh. The very lovely Ms M is still around and will be in on the fun for this year's competition.
Mrs Miniver's Daughter recently wrote about discovering a copy of A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg and a craving for Bouchon au Thon was heartily underway. I made a batch on Wednesday in regular muffin tins as called for but I'm thinking that baked in those miniature tins they would make a lovely bite-sized appetizer. Would they be boring without some sort of dipping sauce? These are basically tuna, egg and Gruyere cheese so if you have any suggestions for something zingy to accompany them please feel free to share!