Spring Into Sargent Choice Night

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College

Welcome back! Coming back from Spring Break can be an adjustment, especially if you went somewhere warm, and make you crave spring weather just that much more. To welcome you back, Sargent Choice and BU dining halls are hosting Sargent Choice Night Thursday, March 21st. To get your taste buds and stomach excited for dinner, Sargent Choice and Chef Adam Pagan will be holding a pre-tasting at the GSU on Thursday from 11-2. At the event, students can sample two of the dishes that will be featured at dinner:

  • Chana Masala with Whole Wheat Naan (a Karen Jacobs Test Kitchen favorite)
  • Sizzling Shrimp Gazpacho Salad (Chef Pagan’s favorite recipe of the night)

The mastermind behind the Spring-inspired menu, Chef Adam Pagan of 100 Baystate, says that he was inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients and wanted to create a spring-oriented theme to get students excited for light, spring flavors. When asked about how this new menu fits in with existing Sargent Choice recipes, he said that it fits great. Looking at the menu below, you can see for yourself how the new menu introduces new flavors to Sargent Choice that students have been wanting. The menu also draws from both Make a Difference Mondays and Sargent Choice Test Kitchens at Karen Jacob’s apartment, with sustainable ingredients and two KJ recipes: Baked Tofu Sticks and Chana Masala with Whole Wheat Naan.

So what’s Chef Pagan’s favorite recipe of the night? Sizzling Shrimp Gazpacho Salad. He said that he really likes the flavor from the lemon garlic marinade and thinks that it’s a good, fresh, spring dish. The salad is a fresh arugula base and the marinated shrimp is cooked hot in front of you – definitely be sure to try this Thursday!

Chef Pagan’s hope for the night is for the students to feel satisfied with their meals, really enjoying the spring flavors.

So here it is, the Spring-inspired Sargent Choice Night Menu. Looking forward to seeing you all Thursday!

Soup:

  • Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup

Pizza:

  • Margherita Pizza

Entrees:

  • Grilled California Chicken Sandwich with Citrus Mayo served with Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado. Mixed Green Salad with Zesty Italian Dressing
  • Grilled Peanut Butter, Banana and Sargent Choice Granola Sandwich
  • Pasta with Chicken and Roasted Vegetables in a Garlic White Wine Sauce
  • Lemon and Herb Grilled Chicken with couscous and Mixed Green Salad with Sweet Pickled Red Onions
  • Sizzling Shrimp Gazpacho Salad
  • Herb Crusted Pacific Cod with Clam Infused Broth with steamed Red Bliss Potatoes with Fresh Chervil and Lemon Dressed Arugula
  • Chana Masala with Whole Wheat Naan Bread and Brown Rice
  • Baked Tofu Strips with Soy Dipping Sauce and served with Shaved Vegetable Slaw (Vegan)
  • Halal Certified Beef Top with Horseradish Sauce, Roasted Vegetables, and Roasted Maine Potatoes (Gluten-free)

Dessert

  • Raspberry Cookie Swirl Parfait

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