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stacylyn Nov 2, 2006 11:14 AM

Ideas for an appetizer to bring for Thanksgiving?

Stuffed Mushrooms are already covered.....

  1. NYchowcook Nov 2, 2006 11:47 AM

    I like to make a stilton, hazelnut and port spread. It's fabulous (for blue cheese lovers, which is not everyone's cup of tea, but for those inclined, they really dig it!)
    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

    I also like to serve good olives and soprasatta.

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      AnneM Nov 2, 2006 11:50 AM

      Mine are probably boring but I try to keep appetizers simple and relatively light with a huge meal on the way.
      A cheese selection and some nice crackers, fruit, nuts and some nice wine.

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        btnfood Nov 2, 2006 01:22 PM

        Seafood appetizers always seem to be the best bet for a big day of eating like Thanksgiving. I like to serve gravlax with a mustard dill sauce and some whole grain bread. Oysters, raw or Rockefeller style, crab claws (I know several families who have a tradition of ordering from Joe's Stone Crab for their Thanksgiving feast), and shrimp cocktail are all hard to beat.

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          Ace_Mclean Nov 2, 2006 01:45 PM

          I'll second the keep it simple notion. Cheese and crackers, fruit, sometimes shrimp cocktail.

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            rockridgechow Nov 2, 2006 08:41 PM

            I made something last year (if you are interested I can try to track down specifics). I put gorgonzola (or was it blue cheese? I can't remember) on homemade, herb-free crostini topped with drizzled honey and some chopped, toasted hazelnuts. AWESOME

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              Hungry Celeste Nov 2, 2006 08:54 PM

              May I present the time-honored southern tradition...the relish tray! First, you need to get one of those divided, cut glass relish trays. Then it's just a matter of loading it up: nicoise olives marinated in herbs, dilly beans, pickled okra, cornichons, pickled pearl onions, pickled garlic, etc.

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                bryan Nov 2, 2006 09:43 PM

                That's such a great idea Celeste. It could be old fashioned too: pickles, olives, scallions, celery and carrots. I like the idea of a retro-appetizer. I miss relish trays. They've disappeared in the last ten years.

              2. katp Nov 2, 2006 09:47 PM

                We typically make mini homemade meat and crawfish pies the night before Thanksgiving to nibble on the next day until the big meal.

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                  PateBriseej Nov 4, 2006 04:28 AM

                  I also try to keep it simple so I can focus on the main course and side dishes. I'll do beautiful little dishes of Provencal olives dressed with my good olive oil and a sprinkle of cummin. Lime chili pistachios from T-Joes and goat cheese in little endive boats with fresh cracked pepper.

                  PJ

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