Tin ideas please!

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Tin ideas please!

Postby Lily » 27 May 2016, 18:34

Our 10th wedding anniversary is in a few weeks. The symbol for 10 years is apparently tin. We're going out for a posh lunch, but I thought it would be fun to try and make dinner using tinned foods. Doesn't have to be substantial, as we'll have had a big lunch, but it does need to be a bit special. I'm thinking maybe a classy pate or even caviar to start, and perhaps something based on tinned fruit for pudding, but no idea on main course. Thoughts?
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Re: Tin ideas please!

Postby qbm » 27 May 2016, 18:46

Brilliant idea :D

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Re: Tin ideas please!

Postby yorkshirepudding » 27 May 2016, 20:59

There used to be a shop in my dad's village that sold unlabelled tins! Not helpful, but would have made for an exciting meal- Mmm, cat food and soup!
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Re: Tin ideas please!

Postby StJuniper » 27 May 2016, 21:11

Beetroot hummus? Tinned chickpeas and beets can make a beautiful bright pink hummus.
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Re: Tin ideas please!

Postby LucyLastic » 28 May 2016, 12:45

Tinned artichoke hearts and tinned butterbeans blitzed with a little olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning makes a lovely dip for crostini/toasted pitta (add a little crushed garlic and some mint if you can be bothered, or sprinkle with dukkah)
For main course, you could maybe do something like this, cooked in 'tin foil', as a different twist on the theme? You could use parchment lined foil if you don't want to cook directly on aluminium foil. If you don't like the idea of fish, you can google 'campfire cooking' for other ideas of cooking in tin foil.
You could do a banana split or similar served in a tin, or use a tin as a chocolate fondue (chocolate, cream, butter and milk, melt together in a pan) with fruit, marshmallows, brownies squares, sponge fingers, etc to dip?
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Re: Tin ideas please!

Postby Lily » 28 May 2016, 14:02

Ooh, tin foil, that's a good idea LL!
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Re: Tin ideas please!

Postby StJuniper » 28 May 2016, 14:48

Also apparently you can make dulce de leche with a tin of sweetened condensed milk, you could probably make a pretty glamorous dessert out of that...
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Re: Tin ideas please!

Postby Marrow » 28 May 2016, 17:32

Or banoffee pie. Possibly less glamorous than StJ had in mind.
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Re: Tin ideas please!

Postby LucyLastic » 28 May 2016, 17:34

However, possibly more glamorous than a banana split in a tin!
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Re: Tin ideas please!

Postby StJuniper » 28 May 2016, 20:06

There's a whole range of glamour open before you here!
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Re: Tin ideas please!

Postby qbm » 29 May 2016, 06:31

Pretty sure Jamie Oliver does a homemade bread baked in a tin too... Can't find it online, will go check my book.
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Re: Tin ideas please!

Postby qbm » 29 May 2016, 06:35

Yup, slow roasted tomato bread. Shout if you want the recipe.

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Re: Tin ideas please!

Postby Lily » 29 May 2016, 08:49

Ooh, this is all sounding very good indeed! (Apart from maybe the cat food...) Fish in a tin foil papillote with tomato bread could be fab.

I have found a Colombian recipe for figs in syrup stuffed with dulce de leche. Ocado stock beautiful tins of Kalamata figs in syrup so I think that's pudding sorted.

Thanks everyone, I knew you'd be the right people to ask!
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Re: Tin ideas please!

Postby qbm » 29 May 2016, 10:49

If you pm me your email I'll send you a pic of the recipe and photo - looks v impressive!
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