Silver Screen Sunday – Vincent Price “Bounty of Paradise” Polynesian Party


Pineapples!  I’ve been wanting to throw a whole Vincent Price dinner party for a long time and Easter Sunday seemed like a good time to do it.  It was SPECTACULAR.  First up were Rumakis (above), water chestnuts cloaked in chicken liver with a bacon wrap.  Divine.  I should have made more, 2 each was not enough…  Served these as Vincent suggested, with Chinese Mustard and ketchup with horseradish mixed in.

Recipes for the steak, pork and rice can be found at the bottom of this post…  Click to go straight there…

Next – Steak Teriyaki:

These were really, really delicious.  Mmmmmmmm.  I served these with Vincent’s Peanut Sauce.  When Heather saw that the recipe called for 6 tablespoons of butter she said she knew why it was so delicious.

Main course was Pineapple Glazed Double Pork Chops and Shrimp Fried Rice:

Both yummy.  It cannot be denied that Vincent never lets us down (well apart from once, Cathy’s birthday cake).  We had a brilliant time.  My chums all entered into the Polynesian party spirit:

We all got absolutely smashed on beer and rather than slumping in front of a movie as we intended, took our Polynesian selves down to the Maid of Muswell.  We  made a right racket taking photos of ourselves eating sausage rolls and posing in Nathan’s hat.  I’m surprised we weren’t asked to leave.

And there is only one thing to do when you find a large carboard box in the street…

Thank you Vincent, your “International Cooking Course” party suggestions were spot on.  Which one shall I do next?  I have the following to choose from: Dinner at the Casbah, Exotic Delights of the Far East, Delights from the Sultan’s Pantry, Classical Spanish Cuisine and The Wok.  Mind you, my wok is a bit worse for wear as I made Dorothy’s chutney in it!

6 Responses to Silver Screen Sunday – Vincent Price “Bounty of Paradise” Polynesian Party

  1. Yinzerella 9 Apr, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Yes, Betty Draper did make rumaki as part of her international meal. There is a recipe in the Mad Men cookbook for it. Your dinner looks great. A+ on presentation.
    You have awesome friends. Not everyone will take a nosedive into a box found on the street.

  2. Lauren 11 Apr, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Looks absolutely fantastic! I’m definitely going to have to try the chestnut/chicken liver/bacon recipe. Yum!

  3. Athena at McElrath Cabaret 12 Apr, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    What a fabulous idea for a blog! First time here, and I just subscribed–Love this! I am now off to look at some of your other posts.

  4. Yinzerella 12 Apr, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    BTW, just added you as one of my links.

  5. Tina Blacksmith 11 Aug, 2014 at 12:11 am #

    Just found your site and have been looking through the Vincent Price recipes. Seems like you have an amazing time making his recipes and feasts! I envy you for the Beverly Hills Cookbook you have. I would LOVE to have that. I started a Vincent Price Cooking Club over at my blog, although it can be hard to cook these meals when you’re a vegetarian. I am using Come into the Kitchen right now as I do not have “Treasury…” yet. I am waiting for the new edition next year…it seems so far away!

    • Jenny 14 Aug, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

      Hi Tina – thanks for stopping by. Yes, I ADORE Vincent’s recipes, he is my absolute favourite film star chef. I’m going to pop over to your blog but yes, see your problem with a lot of the recipes involving meat.

      I cannot WAIT for the new edition of the Treasury, that will be amazing.

      Have you seen my other blog? I pledged to cook one Vincent Price recipe a week during the Vincentennial year – that was great fun – http://vincentennialcookblog.wordpress.com/

      Just thinking about veggie recipes from the Come Into The Kitchen Cookbook – there is a lovely carrot and tomato soup I seem to remember – yum yum!

      Have just seen your lovely blog and will add it to my blogreader – I can see that you are a massive Vincent fan!

      Very best wishes from a fellow Vincent fan – Jenny

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