What Appetizer to Bring to BBQ?
So far there are a lot of dips- crab, salsa, pizza, etc. Overall, a non-chowhound crowd.
I am thinking bruschetta and a variety of crostins, maybe tapenade. I am afraid my typical ceviches, etc. would be too "out there" for the crowd.
Is this okay? Any other ideas are welcomed, as are the recipes! TIA.
Maybe if there is enough finger foods you can bring a real good sangria......emerils recipe on the food network website is delicious. When you throw in alot of fresh fruits it looks great too.
The bruschetta sounds yummy too.....
I had the same problem with a bbq last weekend. Definitely not a foodie crowd. I made a recipe from Michael Chiarello for proscuitto crostini with a melon relish. It was a fun twist on melon and proscuitto. Once I encouraged everyone to try it, they all loved it and asked for the recipe. Plus, it can sit out in the heat without any ill effects.
Last year I brought ceviche, gazpacho and sangria to a 4th of July party and brought most of it home. Even thought the ceviche was shrimp people passed it up (too spicy even though I used mild jalapeno), forget the gazpacho (they didn't know how to eat it) I had to show them, and then they used it as bloddy mary mix. Sigh... The sangria was a hit with one other couple and we polished it off together. All I can say is keep it simple and safe in hot weather. This year I am doing Pita margherita pizza.
Here's my favorite devilled eggs ingredients that bring out the devil:
For 10 large hard cooked eggs:
1 clove garlic
2 serrano chiles, seeded and minced
1/2 C mayonnaise
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp dried mustard powder
1/4 tsp cayenne powder
1/4 tsp pure chile powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp chopped cilantro
1 tsp chopped chives
I was gonna suggest that. Atomic Buffalo Turds they're called. They're best when they're smoked.
Another suggestion I'd make is Caprese Crostini. Chop some tomatoes. Add basil chiffonade and I like a bit of fresh oregano as well. Add a touch of good olive oil. Top French stick croutons with this and top with some shredded mozzarella. Grill until browned on the bottom and cheese is slightly melted.
Caprese on a skewer. Use mini mozzarella balls, grape tomatoes, the occasional basil leaf. Lay on a nice platter and drizzle with pesto oil.
Or how about melon and proscuitto skewers?