The IPL season is here and the world cup is not so far away. So how are you going to celebrate it, if food and cricket are your only two loves in the classiest of ways? How about a delicious Cricket Theme 7 course meal? My mouth is already watering at the thought of sharing with you this list of delectable dishes which will strike you faster than a Bumrah yorker and leave you clean bowled.
Here are Ideas for a Cricket-Themed Seven Course Meal
1. First Course: Amuse-Bouche: Shrimp Cocktail Cucumber Bites
The first course of a seven-course meal is called an amuse-bouche. This course is usually presented before the soup or appetizer and is served on small plates. These dishes consist of one or two savoury bites of food which you can add to your cricket theme. This delicious shrimps cocktail recipe does just that. You can make the cucumber below slightly hollow and fill it with cream cheese mixture. Place a shrimp on it and top it off with a cocktail sauce for that oozy niceness.
2. Second Course: Soup
This course is necessary for any ‘souper’ over. This course is usually served before the appetizer or in place of an appetizer. Inspired by Virat Kohli, a lot of cricket fans today are going for a healthy diet. A cold Gazpacho soup is a delicious and beneficial option for you. The colour reminds you of the cricket field and the chickpeas of the pitch.
3. Third Course: Fish Entrée
These Steam White fish tacos are the perfect Entrée for the main course which would go along your seven-course meal and would fit your cricket theme perfectly. It can easily be served on small appetizer plates and feature small cuts of fish, seasonal vegetables, starches, and sauces. Using raw cod fillets, the dish can be seasoned with garlic and salt. Use lettuce leaves for the tacos and combine tomatoes, cilantro and avocado to create a unique taste.
4. Fourth Course: Kerala Roast Chicken
The Kerala style roast chicken is famous for its balanced flavour and tangy aftertaste. An easy and quick recipe that can be made in about 30 minutes, it can be served with a mango chutney of your choice with lemon juice squeezed over generously. It’s a perfect meal to go with your cricket match as you will be eating with just one hand while your eyes will be fixed on the telly.
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5. Fifth Course: Tricolour Salad and Tandoori Scallops in Olan Gravy
Salad courses usually feature seasonal vegetables with a flavorful dressing and are these days served after the main course in a seven-course meal. You can get inspired by the tricolour and cheer on the Indian team while watching the World Cup. You can marinade scallops with Roasted Jeera powder, Black pepper and other spices of your choice in mustard oil and then cook the scallops in a tandoor.
6. Drinks for your Cricket Theme Party
Your beverages can be infused with energy drinks as by now the match would be reaching a nail-biting conclusion. You can stock up on beers or other beverages which are loved by your guests. You can use cricket ball-shaped coasters or tumbler toppers. You can serve green colour drinks which remind the fans of the cricket field.
7. Sixth Course: Dessert
The dessert course can be again inspired completely by cricket. These cupcake designs will surely elevate the cricketing spirits. They can be flavoured with mint, vanilla or your favourite flavour. These edible wickets and other cupcake toppers for your cricket theme are available online easily. However, some people prefer to serve cheese and crackers instead of dessert so you can keep their interests in mind also!
8. Seventh Course: Serve Some Mignardises
A mignardise is a tiny, bite-sized dessert that is served with tea or coffee. You can keep these in store for the presentation ceremony. Your guests will love the attention to detail you would have put in to create their match day a memorable one!
Now that you know what to put together a classy menu for a house party with cricket-theme, you might want to know more ideas about celebrating it. Here is a collection of the best ideas for a cricket-themed party.