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Menu Ideas

Ashlea Catering has a list of menu ideas you may wish to consider for your special occasion. Listed below are some suggestions you may wish to consider, but we will be pleased to quote for your own particular requirements. This is an indication of the types on menu we can provide - please contact us for more information.

Special dietary needs can be catered for, please advise when you are ready to call us.

Sandwiches / Rolls / Wraps / Baguettes on White & Brown Bread

Beef, tomato & horseradish
Egg & cress
Cheese & tomato / cheese & chutney / cheese & coleslaw
Ham & cucumber / ham & wholegrain mustard
Coronation chicken /chicken & bacon
Smoked salmon & cream cheese
Tuna & mayonnaise
Avocado & tomato
Mediterranean roasted vegetable
Bacon, lettuce & tomato
Hummus & falafel
Mexican sweet potato & bean
Prawn cocktail
Cucumber, cream cheese & chives

Home-Made Cakes

Victoria sandwich
Coffee & walnut traybake
Lemon drizzle
Fruit cake
Carrot cake
Coffee eclairs
Scones with clotted cream & jam
Chocolate cake
Coconut chai traybake
Assorted cupcakes

home made cakes

Canapés / Finger Food / Buffet


Mini brushetta - Crispy toasts with various toppings (pesto, sundried tomatoes & parmesan / tomato & basil / duck & mascarpone)
Filo tartlets - Pastry cases with spicy coriander & prawns / smoked salmon, crème fraîche & lime
Mini yorkshire puddings - With roast beef and horseradish sauce
Mini sausages with mustard mash filling
Pizza bites - With various toppings
Blinis - Topped with smoked salmon & cream cheese / brie & cranberry
Quiche - Cheese, bacon & onion, or roasted vegetable
Celery boats - With stilton & cream cheese topped with walnuts
Sandwiches - On white / brown bread
Texas red bean wraps - With coriander, roasted pepper, goats cheese & mint
Sausage rolls / cheese, sage & onion rolls
Chicken drumsticks - Plain, or spicy
Indian savouries
Prawn cocktail puffs / mushroom, garlic & thyme puffs
Mini cornish pasties
Pork pies
Tomato, mozzarella & basil on cocktail sticks
Savoury scones - Topped with prawns & dill / cream cheese & smoked salmon
Crudités with dips
Crisps, nuts, olives
A selection of cheeses -With biscuits
Mango chicken skewers - With basil raita
Caribbean toastie cups - With avocado, mango & mint
Mini poppadom scoops - Topped with mango, chilli & red onion
Tangy thai prawn skewers
Parmesan shortbreads - With roasted tomatoes & feta cheese
Smoked salmon swirls
Mini avocado tarts
Harissa chicken Balls - With Yogurt Dip
Melon, mozzarella & prosciutto skewers
Creamy mushroom & goats cheese cups


Fresh fruit on cocktail sticks
Tiny heart shortcakes with strawberries
Mini meringues topped with fresh fruit
Coffee or chocolate eclairs
Chocolate brownies
Passion fruit curd tartlets / citrus ginger cream tartlets

First Course

Home-made soups - Leek, potato & onion / roasted vegetable / mushroom / pea & ham / tomato / butternut squash / broccoli & stilton - all served with crusty bread & butter
Antipasti - Cured meats, cheese, olives, grilled vegetables, breads & oils
Pâté / terrine - Smoked salmon, dill & lemon pâté / mushroom & tarragon pâté / smoked mackerel pâté / duck & pork terrine with cranberries & pistachio nuts / beetroot & goats cheese terrine / three fish terrine - all served with toast
Classic prawn cocktail - Served with brown bread & butter
Smoked salmon roulade or mushroom roulade - Served with a rocket garnish
Spicy mushroom cocktail - Served with ciabatta bread
Zingy Asian prawns - Served with coriander & ciabatta bread
Melon with parma ham / melon & prawns / melon with a chilli dressing
Fishcakes - Served with lemon & watercress
Cheese & garlic stuffed mushrooms - With a rocket garnish
Tomato, mozzarella & basil salad - Served with ciabatta bread

Main Courses - Hot

Traditional roast - Beef / lamb / pork / chicken
Chicken in white wine & cream sauce - Chicken breast in rich creamy sauce
Chicken cacciatore - Chicken pieces with bacon, onion, green pepper, mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic & wine
Coq au vin - Chicken pieces with bacon, shallots, mushrooms, red wine & herbs
Moroccan style chicken stew - Sliced chicken breast with onions, chickpeas, apricots & spices
Chicken breast stuffed with sausages and wrapped in bacon
Chicken breast stuffed with cheese, garlic & herbs
Sweet & sour chicken - With rice
Peri-peri chicken - Chicken thighs, onions, garlic, basmati rice, peppers, tomatoes, parsley & lemon wedges
Paprika pork - Cubed pork with chorizo, tomatoes, red onions, herbs & spices
Pork cooked in cider with parsley dumplings
Beef bourguignon - Cubed steak with bacon, mushrooms, onions, garlic, red wine & thyme
Beef in beer - Cubed steak with onions, ale, garlic & thyme
Lasagne - Minced beef with pasta, tomatoes, celery, white sauce & cheese
Chilli-con-carne - Served with rice
Beef, lamb, chicken, pork or vegetable curry - Served with rice
Steak & kidney pie / chicken, leek & bacon pie
Cottage pie - Minced beef cooked with Vegetables and topped with mashed potatoes
Lambs liver, bacon & onions
Lamb tagine - Cubed lamb with apricots, green pepper, ginger & orange
Greek lamb meatball bake - Meatballs with red onions, aubergine, tomatoes, feta & herbs
Shepherd's pie - Minced lamb with mushrooms, carrots & onions topped with mashed potato
Sausage cassoulet - Garlic sausage, haricot beans, bacon, onions, tomatoes, wine & breadcrumbs
Sausage bake - Pork sausages, leeks, potatoes, red lentils, garlic & chicken stock
Fish pie - Cod, salmon, haddock & prawns in a creamy sauce topped with potatoes
Cod & chorizo pie with sweet potato mash topping
Baked salmon fillet with parmesan & parsley crust
Venison casserole with cranberries & orange
Pasta bake with tuna & cheese
Pasta with ham, peas & cream

Roast potatoes / mashed potatoes / dauphinois potatoes / new potatoes & seasonal vegetables are served with the above where appropriate

Main Courses - Cold

Lemon & honey chicken - Chicken breast cooked in lemon & honey
Coronation chicken - Cubed Chicken in a mild curry sauce
Honey roast ham
Garland sausage roll - Sausagemeat, ham, eggs, apple & breadcrumbs wrapped in puff pastry
Quiche - Bacon, cheese & onion / roasted vegetable / stilton & leek
Roast sirloin of beef with salsa verde
Gruyere & bacon frittata - Eggs, cheese, bacon, mushrooms & cherry tomatoes baked in the oven
Bang bang prawn / chicken salad - Served with noodles & beansprouts
Squash & barley salad - With balsamic vinaigrette, california quinoa & avocado
Roasted cauliflower tabbouleh - Cauliflower, all spice, cinnamon, flaked almonds, red onion, feta, pomegranate seeds, parsley & mint
Pesto chicken & potato salad
Zingy salmon & brown rice salad - Flaked salmon, soya beans, cucumber, spring onions & basmati rice with lime, chilli & soy dressing
Potato salad - With mint & chives in a vinaigrette dressing
Potato salad - With hard boiled eggs, spring onions & mayonnaise
Green salad - Variety of lettuce, rocket, watercress, green pepper, spring onions, celery & vinaigrette dressing
Rice salad - With peas, sweetcorn, red pepper & vinaigrette dressing
Pasta salad - With sundried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, red onion, pine nuts, rocket & basil
Tomato salad - With basil leaves & olive oil
Coleslaw - White cabbage, carrots, sultanas & mayonnaise
Mediterranean three bean salad - Kidney beans, cannellini beans, chickpeas, peppers, cucumber, red onions, capers, parsley, mint & basil with a garlic dijon vinaigrette
Couscous salad - With red onions, red pepper, cucumber, spring onions, pesto, feta & topped with pine nuts
Waldorf salad - Red apples, celery, walnuts & mayonnaise
Mango & wild rice salad - With apricots, almonds & coriander
Mediterranean vegetable salad - Oven-baked vegetables, fennel, red onions, courgettes, peppers & cherry tomatoes with a herb & lemon dressing

Maintaining the share register

Main Courses -Vegetarian

Kilkerry pie - Eggs, cheese, potatoes & leeks in a white wine sauce, topped with filo pastry
Spiced lentil & tomato moussaka - Puy lentils, onions, peppers, chopped tomatoes & mango chutney in a cheese sauce topped with aubergines
Lentil & vegetable cottage pie - Onions, garlic, celery, carrots, red lentils, chopped tomatoes, sundried tomatoes with a potato, spring onion & cheese topping
Stir-fried vegetable lasagne - Onions, garlic, mushrooms, aubergine, red pepper, chopped tomatoes, fresh parsley, emmental cheese & lasagne sheets layered with mascarpone, ricotta & cream sauce
Bombay potato & spinach pie - Potato, onions, chillies, curry paste, spinach, chopped tomatoes & coriander encased in filo pastry
Mediterranean vegetable galette - With mozzarella on a puff pastry base
Broccoli, gorgonzola & walnut quiche
Vegetable curry - Sweet potato, butternut squash, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, onions, garlic, red chilli, curry paste, coconut milk, fine green beans, ground almonds & mango chutney
Mushroom roulade - Mushrooms, spinach, eggs, shallots, milk, cheese & mustard
Roast cauliflower tagine - Cauliflower, cumin, onion, ground coriander, cinnamon, harissa paste, chickpeas, dried apricots, green olives, chopped tomatoes & spinach
Vegetarian chilli - Green lentils, onions, garlic, chilli powder, cumin seeds, peppers, carrots, chopped tomatoes, peas, mushrooms, courgette & kidney beans

Potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rice are served with the above where appropriate

Home-Made Deserts

Pavlova - Fresh berries or tropical fruit
Cheesecake - Lemon & raspberry / malted chocolate / chocolate, ginger & honeycomb
Trifle - Peach & pear / raspberry & strawberry / black forest
Raspberry panna cotta
Mousse - Mango & passion fruit / chocolate & ricotta
Meringue, lemon curd & raspberry pots / cherry & chocolate meringue pots
Fresh fruit salad
Lemon posset - With shortbread biscuit
Raspberry chocolate torte / salted caramel chocolate torte
Chocolate & cherry amaretti tart
Ricotta & orange tart
Key lime pie
Banoffee pie
Seasonal fruit crumble
Treacle tart
Dorset apple cake
Jam & white chocolate roly-poly
Sticky toffee pudding
Mincemeat & apple crumble flan with almonds
Chocolate bread & butter pudding

Fresh cream or custard are served with the above where appropriate


A selection of cheeses, biscuits celery & grapes


Teas, coffees and fruit juice

A children's menu can be provided on request