Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Recipe: Easy Party Appetizers!!

I love inventing appetizers for parties. Here are some small, easy to make ideas that you can throw together last-minute. They are all highly delicious.

-toast squares
-pistachios (shelled, unsalted)

Spread thin layer of marscapone on toast square. Layer thin slice of kumquat, one pistachio nut, then drizzle a small amount of honey on top.

-rosemary-olive oil crackers
-manchego cheese
-quince paste
-prosciutto (optional)

Place a small rectangle of cheese on cracker and same size slice of quince paste on top. For variation you can also add a small slice of prosciutto between the cheese and quince.

-flatbread with seeds
-aged goat cheese
-fresh pesto
-dried cranberries (optional)
-walnuts (shelled, unsalted) (optional)

Place small slice of cheese on flatbread. Drizzle with pesto. You can also place one or two dried cranberries, or a piece of walnut on top.

-toast squares
-smoked salmon
-creme fraiche
-fresh pesto or chopped chives

Place small dollop of creme fraiche on toast square. If using pesto, put small amount on next, then place small piece of salmon on top. Top with small amount of fresh chopped chives, if using. You can also top with some fresh ground pepper if you like.

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