Recipe report: Celebrate the Oscars

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Watching the telecast of the 2018 Academy Awards calls for some Oscars-worthy food and drinks. These five recipes will help get the party started.

1. Mediterranean Egg Pops

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Chef Sletten of Abreo restaurant uses hard-cooked eggs as the base for these whimsical, party-ready snacks on a stick. The eggs are coated with a Middle Eastern seasoning and topped with a dab of tzatziki sauce.

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2. Watermelon & Shrimp Spicy Asian Crudite

watermelon shrimp

Shrimp makes for a festive presentation at Kansas State University, where Camille Korenek offers up the seafood on rafts of cucumber. An Asian-accented marinade flavors the shrimp, watermelon balls make a juicy garnish and the watermelon rind is transformed into an accompanying slaw.

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3. Magic Buyer Mocktail

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At Kimpton Hotel Allegro in Chicago, head bartender Jenn Krott crafts mocktails with as much attention to detail as the bar's cocktails. A coupe glass gives this nonalcoholic drink a celebratory spin.

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4. Millionaire's Potatoes

millionaire potatoes

If you're serving a special dinner in honor of the Oscars, these potatoes will take it up a notch or two from the usual baked spuds. Chef Psaltis of RPM Steak whips the cooked flesh with butter, two cheeses, cream and truffle paste, then stuffs the luxe mixture back into the potato shells. A drizzle of truffle oil and sprinkling of chives completes the recipe.

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5. Rack of Lamb with Chimichurri Aioli

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Although rack of lamb can be a pricey cut, Chef Johansen plates it by the rib chop for catering functions. Serving it as a passed appetizer cuts the cost without cutting the glam factor.

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