Have you ever watched a movie and wished you could be a part of the scene so you could enjoy what the actors are eating because it looked so good? Well then, set aside the popcorn and spice up your movie night with these delicious recipes. We pulled four recipes to create a tasty meal that includes a drink, an appetizer, an entree and of course, a dessert, from four classic movies. Enjoy!
Drink: Harry Potter Butterbeer
- 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 6 tablespoons butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cider vinegar
- ¾ cup heavy cream, divided
- ½ teaspoon rum extract
- 4 (12 oz) bottle cream soda
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240°F.
- Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 of the heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
- Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.
- In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- To serve: divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.
Appetizer: Forrest Gump Shrimp Kabob
- 1 pound large shrimp peeled, deveined, butterflied
- 1 green bell pepper, cut into squares
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into squares
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 to 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
- 2 teaspoons fresh garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
- Place wooden skewers in a water bath to soak for 20 minutes. This prevents them from burning in the oven.
- In a large bowl, add the shrimp, olive oil, all seasonings, lime juice, and cilantro. Mix together very well.
- Grab a skewer and first thread one piece of shrimp on. Then add a green and red bell pepper. Add another piece of shrimp, then another green and red bell pepper, and one last shrimp. Make sure to brush the peppers with any extra marinade.
- Place the skewers on the rack and pop in the oven to bake for about 6 to 7 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink. For extra browning, turn on broil for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.
Entree: Spongebob’s Krabby Patties
- 2 tablespoons of finely chopped onion and celery
- 4-6 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon of thyme
- 1 pound of frozen imitation crab meat, defrosted and finely chopped using a food processor
- 3/4 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon of mustard
- 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise (add another cup for a dipping sauce)
- 2 lightly beaten eggs
- Salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons of ketchup (for dipping sauce)
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- Using a skillet, sauté chopped onions and celery in one tablespoon (14.8 ml) of oil.
- Add the thyme. Reduce the heat and cook gently until the onions wilt, or appear transparent. Avoid browning or burning them.
- Mix the crabmeat, sauteed onions and celery, breadcrumbs, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, egg, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.
- Create patties from the mixture. Make round patty shapes using a mold or your hands.
- Using the same skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of oil. Cook the patties in batches of 2 to 3 at a time. Cook each patty 2 minutes each side, or until the patties are golden brown.
- Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF. Add the fried Krabby patties to the oven for a 10 minute bake.
- Remove and serve. Serve with a mix of one cup of mayonnaise and 3 tablespoons (44.4 ml) of ketchup together or serve mayonnaise and ketchup separately.
Dessert: Tiana’s Famous New Orleans Beignets from The Princess and The Frog
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
- In a medium bowl, combine 2 3/4 cups of the flour with the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk everything together.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, water, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture from Step 1.
- Use some of the remaining flour to dust your work surface. Place the dough on it and pat it into a large 1/2 -inch-thick square. Dust the top with more flour if it gets sticky. Next, slice the dough into 2 1/2 -inch squares.
- Now it’s time to fry the beignets—be sure to ask an adult to help you! Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy saucepan on the stovetop until the temperature reaches 325° on a deep-fat thermometer. Check the temperature with a cooking thermometer every so often while cooking. If it gets too hot, temporarily turn the heat down, or off.
- Carefully drop 3 dough squares at a time into the hot oil. Fry them for 3 minutes, turn them over, and continue frying for 3 more minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the beignets to a wire rack set atop paper towels to drain. Dust the beignets with confectioners’ sugar, and enjoy!