Theme Party need some finger food ideas
Need some help here ... Having a cocktail party with an Art Museum theme (for art collectors) any thoughts on interesting finger food (to be passed and stationary) and desserts?
Some ideas that I've done recently:
crudite with aioli, or lightly pickled baby carrots and green beans without a dip. I've found that the vinegared ones are better if you have a lot of rich foods as I often do.
Stuffed mushrooms (I like breadcrumbs, pancetta or prosciutto and shallots). Good as a pass around and will be good warm or at room temperature.
Mango curry shrimp salad in wonton cups from epicurious:
Bacon wrapped dates. Stuff a date with an almond or two. Wrap it up in a piece of bacon. Secure with a tooth pick. Bake until bacon is crispy. These are so good that they haved caused fights at Holiday time. They are good hot or at room temp.
Chicken wings. Make a marinade of 1 cup kikoman soy sauce, 1/2 cup red wine, tsp. powdered ginger, 1/2 cup sugar. Coat 4 lbs wings with mixture. Bake in a jelly roll pan(line it well). 400 degrees 1/2 hour, flip and cook another 1/2 hour. Sauce will turn sticky. Watch closely at the end, you want it thick, but obviously not burnt. You will not believe. Yes one hour at 400 degrees.