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Jun 6, 2009 12:34 PM

Need appetizer to take on boat.

We are joining other boats for a "raft up" to watch sunset and share appetizers. These will be our dinner, so we try to bring heavy or substantial appetizers. I have taken cheese/salami/olive platters, shrimp, chicken salad w/crackers, in the past, but looking for something new. Thank you in advance....mary

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  1. Shrimp Cocktail with a twist.....maybe with a mango & pineapple salsa.

    Seafood Cerviche....Scallops, Fish, Shrimp and Lobster

      1. Pimiento cheese sandwiches - just ask Veggo!

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        1. re: c oliver

          Absolutely pimiento cheese sandwiches on a boat, a couple of them per person. Remember the time- tested pimiento cheese sandwich rule of thumb "one if by land, two if by sea".

            1. re: c oliver

              Boy?? Yo no soy chico ni marinero. Soy capitan, soy capitan.

                1. re: c oliver

                  You have 4 feet to call one of them "hind"?

                  1. re: LindaWhit

                    That was my ever so proper mother's substitute for ass, i.e., "Capitan, my ass." :)

                    1. re: c oliver

                      Ahhh. :-) My mother just said "ass". :-D

        2. marycarol: This is VERY rich, but in small slices with a side of lemon-dressed greens, it might meet your requirements.

          I've only made this once, recently took it to an office meeting, got excellent reviews.

          NOTES: I think 3 sticks of butter is way too much. It puffs up, butter spills over into the sheet pan that hopefully you put underneath, and there's even a little dribble once the semi-cooled bundt is turned out on to a platter. I found myself dabbing the bundt with a paper napkin to sop up the extra melted butter. I would use half the butter next time.

          The ingredient list doesn't mention dill but the mixing instructions do. I guessed and added 2/3 t dried dill. It could have used more. And I think fresh dill weed would have been better than dried.

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          1. re: nemo

            I found the original NYT recipe. It calls for 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill.

          2. What a delightful way to spend a late afternoon! Here are some suggestions.

            Baba Ganoush or Caponata

            Spinach-Artichoke Dip



            Fresh fruit (melons,oranges, etc), peeled, cut and served on wooden skewers

            GHG's Healthy & Hearty Smoky Black Bean Dip

            Em Bistro Eggplant Tapenade

            Leek and Goat Cheese Tart

            Mediterranean tuna salad sandwich

            Shrimp Salad Sandwich from Kimchee - couldn’t locate the Chowhound thread.
            Process 1 clove garlic, 4 anchovies (or sub capers), 1/2 cup packed fresh mint. Add 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil and 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice. Process again. Add a dash of sea salt and coat dressing over 3/4 - 1 lb cooked shrimp. Serve it open-faced and scoop it onto toasted herbed sourdough with a tomato.

            Mushroom Almond Pate

            Squid Salad by al@Fairfax
            ^^This thread may give you additional ideas. It was based on comments and recipes from a Chowhounder picnic held in No. Calif.

            More Ideas:
            101 Simple Appetizers in 20 Minutes or Less from Mark Bittman