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need ideas for amuse bouches

hala Dec 4, 2007 06:36 PM


I just bought the most beautiful serving spoons and i need some ideas for some good tasting amuse bouches that i can make for christmas dinner. The idea is to serve a mouthful of yummyness in my nice new spoons.


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    oracle347 Dec 4, 2007 07:03 PM

    Scallop Cerviche - if you can get REALLy nice scallops, a simple dressing ( maybe somthing asian inspired??) and just a few herbs on top would be fabulous.... :)

    1. scuzzo Dec 4, 2007 09:10 PM

      Watermelon cube topped with a drop or two of high quality balsamic.

      Creamy polenta with parm, topped with a couple of buttery, garlicy bay scallops, or shrimp.

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      1. re: scuzzo
        piccola Dec 7, 2007 05:29 PM

        Watermelon isn't great this time of year, IMO. What other fruit could it work with?

        Loooove the polenta. As a veg, I'd top it with sautéed garlicky mushroom, but I see how the scallop would work.

        Goat cheese with a toasted pecan half and pomegranate seeds/syrup.

        Roasted Brussels sprout half with tapenade.

        1. re: piccola
          scuzzo Dec 7, 2007 08:56 PM

          Your goat cheese and pecans combo made me think of this, which I think is an authentic Italian final course. Quality flaked parm with toasted walnuts and drizzled with honey.

          And your right about watermelon not being great now...

          I got a great book by Rick Tramonto about amuse bouches, and I think the watermelon/balsamic thing was from his book. I recommend it.

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        mands917 Dec 4, 2007 09:49 PM

        shrimp bloody Mary shooters
        toasted and buttered brioche with apples foie gras
        tuna tar tar with crushed fried won ton wrappers and pickled cucumber
        pickled asparagus with fried calamari and Harissa sauce (Moroccan condiment)
        shaved fennel with persimmon, mint and crumbled fried bresaola

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        1. re: mands917
          hala Dec 6, 2007 06:16 PM

          apples fois gras?

        2. purple goddess Dec 6, 2007 06:26 PM

          fresh (or canned) lychees stuffed with preserved ginger, with a warm rose water syrup

          1. diablo Dec 8, 2007 07:21 AM

            Mini crab cakes

            1. hala Dec 9, 2007 06:52 PM

              as it turns out, family can't agree on a date, so, it will be two christmas dinner :) That means i get to try more than one of those great sounding recipes. So, keep the ideas coming!

              I was planning on splurging on fresh ingredients from the local farmers market.

              thank you so much!

              1. xtal Dec 9, 2007 10:20 PM

                Deep-fried clams topped with a dab of good caviar, and a touch of homemade mayo.

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