February 25, 2013

Fondue Dinner with Green Goddess and Island Sauces

 When most people think of fondue, especially at The Melting Pot, they think of gooey cheese or melted chocolate but I enjoy the entree fondue just as much as those popular choices. The fragrant aroma from the cooking broth along with the tasty meat selections make my mouth water just thinking about them!

So here's how it works at The Melting Pot:
You choose a "Cooking Style" such as the traditional Court Bouillon (seasoned vegetable broth) or Coq Au Vin (Burgundy wine infused with mushrooms). See the recipe for the spicy citrus Voodoo Cooking Style below.
Next you choose the individual entree you would like or an entree combination, such as French Quarter or Pacific Rim. The entree is served with a unlimited bowl of veggies and an array of sauces. See below for the recipes for my favorite, Green Goddess sauce and zippy Island Sauce.

The Melting Pot has also recently introduced The Four Course Fondue Experience. With this selection, you get to try everything (who wouldn't love this?!). Perfect for a foodie like me or a special occasion or even if it's your first time trying fondue!

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All recipes from The Melting Pot 'Dip into Something Different' Cookbook. 
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Voodoo Cooking Style


  • 5 1/2 cups warm water
  • Juice from 1/2 orange
  • Juice of 1/4 lime
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped carrots
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons blackened seasoning (Paul Prudhommes's Blackened Redfish Magic recommended)


  1. Whisk water, orange juice, lime juice, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, cilantro, salt, pepper, and blackened seasoning in a bowl until combined.
  2. Pour into fondue pot and bring to a rapid simmer over medium high heat.
  3. Thread a piece of meat or vegetable ona fondue fork.
  4. Cook in the broth to the desired degree of doneness (usually around 2 minutes for meat).
  5. Serve with your favorite sauce.

Green Goddess Dipping Sauce


  • 3/4 cup cubed softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced white onion


  1. Whisk the cream cheese, milk, sour cream, parsley, chives, and onion in a bowl until combined.
  2. You may also beat with an electric mixer or a hand-held mixer for 1 or 2 minutes.
  3. Chill, covered, until serving time.  
Makes 2 cups

Island Sauce 


  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine the marmalade, lime juice, garlic, parsley, salt, cayenne pepper, onion powder and black pepper in a bowl and whisk until combined. 
Makes 3/4 cup

Just a few simple ingredients mixed together create my favorite sauce, Green Goddess.
Creamy and mild, it is fantastic on both vegetables, meat, and seafood!
Fresh ingredients and flavorful spices make these homemade sauces
 and fragrant broth will make you savor every bite!
A simple garlic herb melted butter sauce and spicy Island Sauce went perfectly with my seafood.
Along with a bowl of veggies for dipping, I served our Voodoo broth with teriyaki marinated jumbo scallops, lobster tail, and local peeled shrimp.
Dinner is served! Bubbling fondue, tasty dippers, and flavorful sauces.

 Sauces galore are served with all fondue entrees at The Melting Pot Houston.
 Delicious seafood and meat ready to be cooked in our bubbly fondue pot.
 Unlimited veggies and sauces come with every entree. I seriously could eat here every week!

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