titanic last meal A universal fascination with the Titanic is coming to a head this year as the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the "unsinkable" happens on April 14. Naturally, people are cashing in like crazy. One of the most recent items on the auction block? The last menu of the doomed liner, so we can see what first-class passengers ate before going down with the ship. This last meal for so many of them must be something because the menu went for 76,000 pounds sterling. Whew!

You know, I would have rather had someone serve me the food rather than just a peek at the menu, but maybe not everyone is as food obsessed as I am. In fact, I think I've just figured out the best way to mark this 100th anniversary.

Titanic menu party!

Consomme Olga

I don't even know what this is, but judging by the recipe, it appears to be a soup with either ground beef or veal. Rich food, for the rich.

Lamb with mint

Of course there was lamb with mint on the menu! Here's how you can do it at home:

Ingredients:

1 lamb shoulder, 3-4 pounds
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper

Mint sauce:

1/4 c. water
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 c. finely chopped fresh mint
1/2 c. white wine vinegar
 
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
 
2. Combine water and sugar in sauce pan and heat until sugar is dissolved. Add mint and vinegar and remove from heat. Set aside.
 
3. Heat olive oil in Dutch Oven on stove top on medium/high heat. Salt and pepper lamb shoulder and place it in Dutch Oven. Brown all sides well, and remove from heat.
 
4. Cover lamb in mint sauce, and place into hot oven, with lid on Dutch Oven. Roast for 2 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.
 
5. Remove lamb from oven, allow to rest for at least 20 minutes, and slice to serve.

 

Waldorf Pudding

I also don't know what this is, but it sounds delicious. And totally complicated. It will surely impress your guests.

How are you recognizing the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic?

 

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