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dimsumgirl Jun 23, 2006 06:01 PM

It's over 100 degrees here and our friend has invited us over for a BBQ (he's grilling steak). Our contribution is the appetizer. What should I make?

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    brooklynmasala RE: dimsumgirl Jun 23, 2006 06:05 PM

    Fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato salad or an Italian bread salad

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      kim shook RE: dimsumgirl Jun 23, 2006 06:12 PM

      Try this, guaranteed wow factor:

      Link: http://recipecircus.com/recipes/Kimbe...

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        Aaron RE: kim shook Jun 24, 2006 02:16 AM

        Interesting idea, but wouldn't the classic melon and prosciutto be more seasonal?

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          wally RE: Aaron Jun 24, 2006 06:23 AM

          Melons aren't particularly seasonal north of the equator whereas figs are almost here.

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            kim shook RE: Aaron Jun 25, 2006 01:39 AM

            I got beautiful black missions this past weekend in Richmond, VA. 90+ degrees here.

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              Aaron RE: kim shook Jun 25, 2006 01:53 AM

              I hate to quibble, but that's my biggest pet peve...just because something can be obtained doesn't make it seasonal. Where were they from? They could be shipped from anywhere, the horrors of which I won't go into.

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                cheftamara RE: Aaron Jun 25, 2006 02:43 AM

                Speaking of pet peeves... Where in the question does the poster say they need it to be seasonal?????

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          silvergryphon RE: dimsumgirl Jun 24, 2006 02:29 PM

          A large tub (500 ml) of cream cheese to which is added: 7 - 9 cloves of roasted garlic, mashed, and 2 tbsp chopped black olives. Fabulous app. Bring lots of crackers or toast points. It won't last long!

          1. howefortunate RE: dimsumgirl Jun 25, 2006 02:51 AM

            If you can find some tasty tomatoes, brushetta would make a great appetizer for a backyard barbecue. They have good recipes for this on http://www.foodtv.com

            Cheers!
            Kathy
            http://www.cheers2wine.com

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