I don't know if any of you have ever been to The Melting Pot before, but it is one of my favorite restaurants ever. What makes it my favorite? Well, there's a couple things actually. First, the food. It's amazing. Including the dessert. Melted chocolate that you dip cheese cake, pound cake, marshmallows, and fruits into. It's divine!! I also love the whole experience of it. You go and sit for 2 to 3 hours and talk, cook your food, etc. And your hubby is stuck there with you in a kind of low lit romantic atmosphere with no Tv over your shoulder (like in many other restaurants). I just love it. But, it's a little pricy, so we only go for special occasions, and it's not really a "kid friendly" atmosphere. So I wanted to create the same fun experience for my little ones at home.
We had such a blast!! We only did the broth, but I have plans to make the cheese and chocolate fondues soon!! Especially the chocolate. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. So fun!! Enjoy!
Mojo Fondue Broth
5 1/4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup water
1/4 cup orange juice, fresh-squeezed
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
2 tablespoons black pepper, cracked
2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh-squeezed
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Foods for cooking: Lobster, Shrimp, Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Mushroom Caps, Broccoli, Red Potatoes.
Other things needed (optional): Melted Butter and a Lemon Half (for lobster).
Combine ingredients in saucepan on stovetop. Bring to a boil. Transfer to fondue pot with alternative heat source.
Keep broth at a simmer, either on medium-high heat or set between 300-350 degrees F. Place meats onto fondue forks and into broth. Beef, Chicken, and Lamb meats take 2 minutes to cook, and lobster or shrimp take about a minute. Use Green Goddess Dip for vegetables or to put inside of cooked mushroom caps for stuffed mushrooms. Use Gorgonzola Port Sauce for meats, especially your steaks!!
Gorgonzola Port Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 ounces gorgonzola cheese
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons port wine
3 teaspoons milk
Combine all ingredients except gorgonzola in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly using a whisk. Add gorgonzola cheese and blend well. Cover and refrigerate. (sauce will stay good for 5 days)
Green Goddess Dip
8 ounces cream cheese, cut into slices
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
2 tablespoons finely sliced chives
In a microwave-safe container, microwave cream cheese and milk for 2 to 4 minutes, whisking after each minute, until cream cheese melts and mixture is smooth.
Stir in sour cream, onion, parsley and chives. Refrigerate until cold.
Fondue broth altered from, and Green Goddess recipes, from food.com. Port sauce from wafb.com.