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Italian tapas?

BeckyAndTheBeanstock May 9, 2009 06:02 AM

I'm going to a ciccheti party this evening -- Italian tapas. We're all bringing a dish or two and I'd love to bring something that had a few in-season ingredients (which, around here, is not too much yet. Headed to the market -- I may find all manner of greens, perhaps asparagus, some 'shrooms) but at the very least I'd like to avoid things that are flagrantly out of season (like tomatoes). Any ideas?

  1. hotoynoodle May 9, 2009 10:06 AM

    blanched asparagus wrapped in prosciutto.
    raddicchio leaves, stuffed with italian style tuna salad
    white bean or chickpea spread on toasts

    1. linguafood May 9, 2009 09:06 AM

      Grilled vegetables -- peppers, zucchini, asparagus, then marinated in some olive oil, a bit of white Balsamic, garlic & herbs.

      Fegato -- homemade chicken liver paté served with crostini

      Porcini tapenade

      1. alwayscooking May 9, 2009 08:45 AM

        Marinated -

        Olives (do your own)
        White beans
        Fava beans
        Roasted peppers
        Mediterranean tapanade (chopped olives, capers, tomatoes, basil, etc)

        Sounds like fun and
        Happy eating!

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