Since a critical scene in “You Can’t Take it With You” features a stuffy, rich family and an eccentric, middle-class family coming together for an impromptu dinner party , we decided to do our take on a high-low family dinner combining some high-quality ingredients with some ingredients that are more likely to be found in a college dorm room:
Garlic-Saffrom Seafood Soup w/Instant Ramen – (Serves 2)
1 bulb of garlic
2 frozen tilapia filets (or another flaky whitefish) – defrost before cooking
6-8 pieces of shrimp
2 packets of Top Ramen instant noodle soup (you will not be using the flavor packets)
1/4 cream of whole milk
1/2 cup of frozen corn
1 quart organic vegetable broth
pinch of saffron
dash of black pepper
First roast the bulb of garlic in your oven.
When garlic is fully cooked, pour vegetable broth into a large soup pot and add the saffron.
Bring to a boil.
While broth is cooking, take roasted garlic clove and place in a blender with the cream/milk and liquify.
Once the broth reaches a boil, stir your milk mixture into the pot and bring the heat down to a low-medium temperature.
Place fish and shrimp into pot to cook for approximately three minutes and stir. The fish will break up into chunks during the stirring process.
Add ramen noodles and corn and let simmer until both corn and noodles are fully cooked (approximately 3-5 minutes).
Sprinkle on the black pepper.
Take off of heat and let cool before serving in a large soup bowl.
The beverage for your high-low meal should be a glass of your favorite brut champagne with a splash of fruit punch.