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Apr 26, 2007 03:21 PM

"Wrapped" appetizer ideas

Going to a party this weekend and the host has requested we bring an appetizer that's "wrapped". I'm thinking a bunch of people will go the "wrap anything you can find in bacon" route, and I'm not particularly fond of the melon/prosciutto combo so I'm looking for other ideas. Any thoughts?

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  1. What about brie en croute (brie wrapped in pastry)?

    1. spring rolls

      thai shrimp cigars

      1. If you want to stick with proscuitto, I love proscuitto wapped around lightly steamed and chilled asparagus spears.

        If you decide to go the bacon route, there's nothing better than dates stuffed with parmesan cheese, wrapped in bacon, then baked until the bacon is crispy.

        You could make Crab "Nachos" which features crab/guacamole in wonton cups (it's not a totally enclosed "wrap" but pretty close):

        You could do spring rolls:

        Or, even some variation on a sushi roll. Here's a recipe for a California Roll:

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        1. re: DanaB

          I'll see your dates stuffed w/ parmesan cheese, wrapped in bacon, then baked until crispy. And raise you hollowed out jalapeno peppers stuffed with sausage and/or cheese, wrapped in bacon and grilled until crispy.

        2. dolmades, with or without lamb
          thinly slice cucumbers into horizontal ribbons and *wrap* around crab or salmon salad
          very thin (authentic) pita bread, sliced and wrapped around cumin chicken salad
          small tortillas around shredded pork or spicy black beans
          asian dumplings, steamed or fried
          japanese hand rolls or maki rolls

          1. mini spanakopitas
            mini char siu bao
            sushi rolls
            lettuce wraps (lettuce with minced meat filling)

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            1. re: boogiebaby

              A great involtini (rolled) appetizer is one with beef and watercress.

              Essentially, buy rare roast beef in thin slices. Chop just a bit of onion or shallot (optional) very thinly in slices and mix with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss fresh watercress in this "dressing".

              Place a bundle of the watercress "salad" in the middle of a roast beef slice and roll up. Delicious!

              Another one would be pieces of salami spread with a bit of fresh pesto, wrapped around a piece of mozzerella (fresh would be best)

              have fun!!

              1. re: boogiebaby

                aspaargus wrapped in phyllo- baked or deep fried
                Prawns wrapped in phyllo baked or deep fried
                Spanokapita triangles
                shu mei
                stuffed french loaf - with cheese, onion and sausage, leave wrapped and heated cut into slices at the party
                mini calzones
                chinese raviolis - on the same line as a potsticker, without the pleats.