Homemade Sauces/Condiments for premade hors d'ouevres
Am hosting a largish cocktail party this weekend. Have got some premade hors d'ouevres from TJ's and want to supplement with well made sauces/condiments. The plan is to put the items down on platters with ramekins of the appropriate sauce/dip on the platter.
Am looking for critique of my pairings and suggestions for recipes for condiments matching for each. What would you serve?
Cocktail franks: spicy brown mustard, curry mustard, plain yellow
Mini Crab Cakes: remoulade; cocktail saucel; perhaps wasabi mayo
Mini chicken taquitos: black bean puree; tomatillo salsa
Spanakopita: lemon sauce
Mini quiche: no sauce
Feta and onion tartletts: no sauce
what do you think?
I like the idea of buying canapes and just making a sauce for them. I find that TJ's Mini Crab Cakes are in dire need of acid so whatever you make, make sure to augment it with plenty of lemon juice/ Personally, I like plain old guacamole with taquitos: they provide the right amount of creaminess and acid. I know this is going to lose refinement but I like hot sauce with my quiche and tarts: a nice spicy, acidic one to cut through the relative richness of those dishes. For some reason, I also think you should include creme fraiche as a condiment as its creamy tang goes well with any dish. Have fun with your party and good luck.