Tim Walker's Quinoa Salad

  • Posted on: 29 April 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

Many of our customers are familiar with Tim as the friendly voice on the phone who helps them navigate all the details for their catered event.  Whether someone is planning a wedding, graduation party or rehearsal dinner for 50 to 200, or they are planning a business conference for 600, Tim is right there, helping folks stay calm and focus on making appropriate decisions for the upcoming event.

Tim Walker B&M Catering

But - Did you know that Tim is also an accomplished and creative chef?  

A graduate of Johnson Wales University - College of the Culinary Arts, Tim is constantly researching new flavors and combinations of ingredients.  More and more, our customers are interested in providing healthful vegan and vegetarian options at their events.  Tim knew that quinoa was a popular choice for many. For one thing, it is quite nutritious. According to Jolinda Hackett, author of The Daily Vegan Planner, one of the best reasons to enjoy quinoa is because it has a high-protein content, which makes it a great cholesterol-free and low-fat source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. For another thing, quinoa can be just so delicious.


 

quinoa salad

 

Tim Walker's Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 c. "White" Quinoa
  • 1/2 c. "Red" Quinoa
  • 2 c. Diced Cucumber
  • 1 1/2 c. Diced Tomato
  • 1 c. Diced Red Onion
  • 1/2 c. Toasted Pine Nuts
  • 2-3 tsp. Lemon Zest - finely chopped
  • 3-4 Tbs. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 - 1/2 Extra Virgin Olive Oil - to taste

Method:

  • Bring 2 quarts salted water to a boil. Add quinoa, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Simmer 12 to 14 minutes, or 
until quinoa is tender and small “tails” bloom from grains.
  • Drain quinoa, and rinse under cold running water. Drain again. 
  • Reserve 1/4 of the onions, cucumbers and tomatoes.
  • Reserve 3 Tbs of the toasted pine nuts.
  • Add quinoa to pine nuts, and 
stir in cucumber, tomatoes, onion.
  • Fold in oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Top with remaining onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and pine nuts.

Serves 12 - 14


Try Tim's recipe.  Let us know if you agree.

Learn more about quinoa.

Learn more about B&M Catering "Sides, Services and Such" event catering options.

Seafood - It's Not ALL Lobsters

  • Posted on: 26 April 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

Of course, we love lobsters - lobster bakes, steamed lobsters, lobster salad -

But we also love the many other fruits of the sea.

We have found that many of our clients are enjoying a wider variety of seafood offerings.

We are very fond of this presentation of our Wellfleet Oysters and Alaskan King Crab Legs.

raw bar

And, of course, Jumbo Shrimp.

shrimp

Cedar Plank Salmon is a delicious option for the grill. We keep all the flavor of the fish and add real smoke notes from the plank.  It's a crowd pleaser. 

 grilled salmon

New Englanders love their Swordfish, too.

swordfish

 

Additional Seafood Bar Items:

 

  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Shucked Littlenecks
  • Shucked Oysters
  • Squingili (Conch) Salad
  • Lemon Pepper Mackerel (with assorted crackers)

Other Seafood Offerings:

  • Clamcakes
  • Coconut Shrimp
  • Catfish Fingers
  • Chowders
  • Steamed Clams and Mussels
  • Scallops in Bacon

B&M Catering offers menus to fit every company's preference and budget.

For more menu ideas, visit our Sides, Services and Such page

Pig Roast Made Easy

  • Posted on: 9 April 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

Check out the new video we had made by Ed McDonough of Executive Business Coaching.

Text: You're about to discover the easiest way to host a Pig Roast that will literally have people talking about it for years to come.

 

You see, whether it is a family get-together, a bachelor or bachelorette party, a fun-filled wedding with flair, or a corporate employee appreciation or team building event, it's now easier than ever for you to host a Pig Roast that people will remember long after the leftovers are gone.

Since 1984, B&M Catering Company has been providing exceptional service along with high-quality meals to 1,000s of people from Boston to the Berkshires.

From an affair with hundreds of people to a casual backyard gathering, you are sure to make your event a guaranteed success when you let us do the cooking and all the heavy lifting.

So, whether you're planning a formal occasion with linens and china, a shower or christening, a corporate recognition event, or a block party, we'll make sure the meal is perfect and your guests are delighted!

Discover the easiest way to host a great Pig Roast that everyone will be talking about by giving us a call today.

Some Kind Words from Our Clients

  • Posted on: 9 April 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

B&M catered my wedding last night and they were fantastic during the entire process! The tasting was great and they helped us build a menu that reflected everything we wanted and gave great suggestions during the process. They were super flexible about letting us provide shellfish from our family's company as well as doing a half BYOB bar (we brought the beer they provided the wine and other beverages). They were prompt in arrival, and communicated a lot during the weeks leading up to the wedding. The food was delicious, everyone gave us compliments on it. We got a BBQ pig roast (which resulted in pork and pulled pork) with salad, molo chicken, grilled veggies, and several appetizers stationed and passed. They clearly are very experienced caterers. Everything looked perfect and was executed fantastically. They set up the tables, moved the chairs after the ceremony, cut the cake -- they did it al!!

 

And some more kind words from our friend, Angela:

 

April 14, 2012

 Dear B&M,

 I just wanted to tell you that everyone thought the food was AWSOME at our reception!  The portions were huge, the delivery driver was great, very professional and quick. The pig's head was a big hit!  People kept asking me where the food came from and the bowl of business cards was left empty by the end of the night.  I will definitely use you again in the future and will recommend you to all my friends and family.  

Thanks again for the great job!

Mrs. Angela F.

(Drop Off Pig Roast for 80)


We love our customers. Our number one goal, always, is to provide excellent food, friendly, competent staff and smiles all around.

With Gratitude,

 Brian and Mickey

Our Friend, Ernie

  • Posted on: 4 April 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

ernie

Ernie, you've been gone a year, and as you would have said, "We miss you more than when you were here." 

For those of you not lucky enough to have known Ernie Menard, he was a long-time employee of and a really special friend to B&M.

 He was husband to Del for 63 years, loving father to Sue, Mike, Steve and Debbie, and friend to everyone he met.  

A cross between Yogi Berra and Coach, (from the televison show Cheers), he made every day a pleasure.

They don't make guys like Ernie anymore, a loss for everyone. 

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