When you have guests you’ll want to make your work as easy as possible the day of the event. Serve something simple, yet elegant. Fondue is something you can prepare ahead of time, allowing time to mingle with your guests. Or gluten free fondue makes a wonderful Valentine’s Day, anniversary, or special date night dinner. I list several gluten free fondue recipes below. They truly are my favorite gluten free recipes. Enjoy!
Several Gluten Free Fondue Recipes
The best meal and most fun I have had is going to my favorite fondue restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Fondue. I once made a very romantic fondue meal, replicating La Fondue’s feast, for my husband on Valentine’s Day, saving about $175, including wine: cubed gluten free bread baguettes and raw vegetables served with a gluten free cheese fondue sauce made with gluten free beer; beef (or fave), chicken and/or shrimp served with several dipping sauces; and fresh fruit, gluten-free marshmallows, Snickers bars (update: may contain cross-contamination, from what I have read), cream cheese balls, served with a chocolate fondue sauce. And don’t forget your favorite wine or bubbly!
How to Prepare, Serve and Cook the Meat – So fun!
Buy one hot plate (a single electric burner) for two people. If you’re having more people, use at least one for each three people, preferably one per two people. Plug it/them into a nearby outlet, close to your table. You may need an extension cord. Set a grilling pan on top. If you have an electric grill that works best. You can move your table up against a wall. Serve raw meat such as cut up chicken breasts, tender steak and/or shrimp. Allow your guests to cook their own and have dipping sauces such as gluten-free barbecue sauce, gluten-free soy sauce or tamari sauce (such as San-J Tamari Sauce), gluten-free teriyaki sauce horseradish sauce (see Gluten Free Chef Rob’s Horseradish Dipping Sauce Recipe), and hot or spicy gluten free mustard (I use Grey Poupon or French’s Dijon Mustard). Ensure that you add a nice decanter of olive oil for cooking.
For dessert you may cube…
- Snickers bars (Check label carefully. It will list wheat, rye or barley clearly). You can also use other gluten-free candy bars.),
- Gluten-free pound cake,
- Fruit: bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe,
- Gluten-free marshmallows (Jet Puff) and/or make
- Cream Cheese Balls (see recipe below);
- all served with a chocolate fondue sauce. I understand the fruit will be limited to what is in season, but I thought you should have the entire list of what I usually serve. Defrosted frozen strawberries are always an option.