In celebration of Cook Something Bold Day on November 8, why not tap into your arsenal of awesome dinner ideas and whip up something different, sublime, out of the ordinary? Since it falls on a Saturday, invite your friends, bring out the aprons and the heavy kitchen artillery and prepare to see jaws drop. And then happily chew.
Even if your guests are a little hesitant at first, it’s human nature to want to explore new or strange foods. Shellfish—considered a naturally bold food due to its form—has been the stuff of foodies for hundreds of years. In fact, NPR reported that scientists exploring a cave in South Africa found evidence of shellfish dinners enjoyed by humans who lived 164,000 years ago. The discovery calls to mind 18th-century satirist Jonathan Swift’s famous line: “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” Yes, he was bold, and you can be, too. Here are 8 dinner ideas that will show you how to wow at your next gathering.
1. Grilled Stuffed Jalapeno Chiles with Grilled Red Pepper-Tomato Sauce Kicking up the heat is an easy way to be bold and it’s perfect for football season. The perfect spicy dish that’s relatively easy to prepare? Grilled Stuffed Jalapeno Chiles will have your guests calling the fire department and loving you for it.