With all of the closures and cancellations happening during this global Coronavirus pandemic, we thought it might be a good time to pull up some Disney recipes from some of our favorite dining locations around Walt Disney World. Sometimes, even though we may not be able to visit the parks and Resorts for a while, making something in our kitchens can bring us back there through our taste buds!
One of the first recipes I asked a Disney Chef for was the Strawberry Soup at 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. I don't typically like strawberry flavored things, but I do like fresh strawberries and there are lots of them in this recipe.
2 lbs + 8oz frozen Strawberries thawed with juiceMix strawberries, heavy cream, sour cream, and yogurt – beat slowly until well-mixed and a smooth consistency. Chill and shake well before serving garnished with fresh strawberry halves.
16oz Heavy Cream
2oz Sour Cream
1/2 lb fresh Strawberries
Another one of my favorites is the Smoked Tomato Bisque that used to be served at Chef Mickey's. Since I haven't eaten lunch or dinner there in years, I am not certain if it's still on the buffet, but here is the recipe in case you'd like to give it a try!
1 1/2 quarts Vegetable Stock
8 oz Tomato Paste
6 large Beefsteak Tomatoes (Smoked)
15 oz canned Tomatoes (Diced)
2 tbls granulated Garlic
1 tbls Thyme
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tbsl Hot Sauce
1 1/2 quarts Heavy Cream
1/4 cup Cornstarch Slurry
dried flat leaf Parsley for garnishIn a medium pot heat vegetable stock. Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and smoked tomatoes. Blend with immersion blender. Add garlic, thyme, sugar and hot sauce. Finish with heavy cream and tighten with cornstarch slurry. Serve and garnish with parsley.
Another Disney recipe that I am in love with, and it might just be my VERY FAVORITE one EVER is the Bircher Muesli that can be found in Cabanas at breakfast time on Disney Cruise Line. This is the absolute best healthy choice I've ever had for breakfast while on a Disney vacation and it's so delicious that I couldn't bear to leave the ship without the recipe for it. The Chef from Cabanas actually came out and chatted with us about it and said he was going to do his best to scale down the recipe so that we'd be able to make it at home and I want to take this opportunity to share it with all of you because I LOVE it so much!!
1 lb oats soaked in warm water for 5 minutes then cooledMix the oats, milk, yogurt, shredded apples and pears with the honey and raisins. Add 2/3 of the walnuts and check consistency. Stir in the chopped bananas and garnish with raspberries, blueberries, and remaining chopped walnuts.
6 pints Milk (any kind you choose!)
8oz Apricots (chopped)
1 Granny Smith Apple (shredded)
1 Pear (shredded)
1 Banana (sliced)
1/2lb plain Yogurt
2oz Walnuts (finely chopped)
If you've had to cancel a restaurant reservation recently and still want to enjoy that favorite Disney menu item, stop over and see if one of our posters has created a ‘make at home’ version of it!
The wonderful moderators over on DISboards.com have put together a Disney Recipe Index where you can scroll through to find all of the recipes folks have shared. You'll see the name of the recipe followed by a page number then a post number – these two pieces of information will help you locate the actual recipe in our Disney Recipe Exchange thread where all of the recipes are located.
Do you have a favorite Disney recipe that you make at home? Please share it with us in the comments or over in our Disney Recipe Exchange!