Every year, I like to do something special during the holidays with Mr. M&P and I. We end up spending so much time hosting and seeing family and friends that there isn't much time to devote to ourselves. With that said, years ago, I decided to do a special Feast of the Seven Fishes for just us two. It's just a nice gesture to celebrate another year together. This year, I decided to do an Asian theme for the seven course.
As for the taste, I really enjoyed the sweetness of the shrimp with the fattiness of the pork. The bamboo shoots added a nice textural contrast to the softer proteins. The wrapper became slightly chewy but soft.
The second course was an XO sauce crab lettuce wrap. I made the crab salad with XO sauce and kewpie mayo. Then I added chopped red onions, cucumbers, and cilantro. All this was wrapped up in a green leaf lettuce. XO sauce is spicy so I balanced that out with the kewpie mayo which is a little sweeter than American mayo. The freshness of the greens added a nice contrasting crunch and refreshing taste.