Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fondue Recipes

We had a fondue party the other night. I found these recipes on Recipezaar and I was so happy when they all exceeded our expectations. They were very comparable to what we have had at The Melting Pot.

Cheddar Cheese Fondue
(I doubled this recipe and it was just enough for 4)

4 ounces skim milk
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
cheddar cheese
mustard powder
worcestershire sauce
(whatever you choose to use to dip in the cheese dip)

1-start with 4 oz of base (skim milk)
2-add garlic.
3-add 3 shakes of mustard powder.
5-add small amount of cheddar cheese (I added about 1 cup of shredded cheddar. small bits at a time)
6-mix thoroughly (using whipping motion until cheese is melted).
7-add five turns of pepper grinder.
8-add three to four shakes of worcestershire sauce.
9-fold in pepper & worcestershire.
10-remove mixing fork.

So Tasty!!

Mojo Fondue Broth
(I doubled this as well and after simmering for awhile as we cooked our food, I was very glad we had this much)
5 1/4 cups vegetable bouillon or chicken bouillon (We used chicken)
1/4 cup orange juice, fresh-squeezed
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
2 tablespoons black pepper, cracked (We used 1 1/2 Tablespoons and it was VERY spicy!!)
2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh-squeezed
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1-Combine ingredients in saucepan on stovetop.
2-Bring to a boil.
3-Transfer to fondue pot with alternative heat source.
4-Use to cook beef, shrimp, potstickers, chicken, mushrooms, potatoes, broccoli -- or anything else you can think of.

Green Goddess Dip

8 ounces cream cheese, cut into slices
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
2 tablespoons finely sliced chives
1-In a microwave-safe container, microwave cream cheese and milk for 2 to 4 minutes, whisking after each minute, until cream cheese melts and mixture is smooth.
2-Stir in sour cream, onion, parsley and chives.
3-Refrigerate until cold.

Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Fondue
(I think I quadrupled this one :)

12 ounces semi sweet chocolate (I used a hershey bar)

1/4 cup skim milk

1 Tablespoon peanut butter

Melt and heat in fondue pot.

Serve with cheesecake, angel food cake, pound cake, rice krispy treats, bananas, strawberries...