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Aimee Apr 22, 2009 04:51 AM

I'm serving deli with potato salad, coleslaw, pickles etc. I want to put out some food to start, but I'm not sure what would really go. Deli is pretty heavy on it's own, but I always like to have something to nibble on beforehand.

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    KiltedCook RE: Aimee Apr 22, 2009 08:15 AM

    Brischetta types of things --- Bagel chips or similar with a tapenade or two.

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      MattInNJ RE: Aimee Apr 22, 2009 08:17 AM

      I would really just put out some chips or something like that. Sounds like you got a pretty complete meal. can I come?

      1. janetms383 RE: Aimee Apr 22, 2009 08:27 AM

        I think marinaded vegetables kind of antipasti type. Like roasted marinaded eggplant, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, pickeled cauliflower, peppercini, roasted red peppers. Light, but with a strong flavor and something to much on before and after the deli stuff is served.

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          rochfood RE: Aimee Apr 22, 2009 08:31 AM

          What is "deli" ?. I know what A "deli" is (short for delicatessan). Just curious what "deli" the dish is ? Thanks.

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            Aimee RE: rochfood Apr 22, 2009 08:45 AM

            NY deli - pastrami, turkey, rye bread - sandwiches will be already made up along with cole slaw, pickles etc on the side. It's for my son's 2nd birthday. I had a craving for deli and I wasn't up for cooking this year. Thanks for the ideas.

          2. mnosyne RE: Aimee Apr 22, 2009 09:19 AM

            Our tradition is chopped liver and crackers.

            1. hotoynoodle RE: Aimee Apr 22, 2009 10:22 AM

              all low effort:
              potato pancakes with applesauce and sour cream
              crudites
              shrimp cocktail
              smoked salmon mousse on cuke rounds or dark bread
              smoked whitefish salad in endive leaves
              fruit salad on skewers

              1. rayrayray RE: Aimee Apr 22, 2009 10:51 AM

                veggie platter with dip

                1. chef chicklet RE: Aimee Apr 22, 2009 11:35 AM

                  I'd go for lighter things and stay away from meats;
                  cheese straws would be the heaviest bread
                  grapes, straberries
                  mini quiche with leeks, asparagus, mushroom

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                    Diane in Bexley RE: Aimee Apr 22, 2009 11:50 AM

                    A, not sure you really need an appetizer with deli food, but you could make a smoked salmon/Nova Lox dip and put out some bagel chips, vegetable crudities, Terra chips, etc. Could also put out minature pieces of gefilte fish, herring or smoked whitefish (smoked whitefish dip with nibblers would be good too). Could do a Jewish deli version of antipasto - assorted cheeses, maybe a little salami (assuming its not kosher), some marinated artichoke hearts, peppers & olives. If you need a recipe, let me know.

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