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
Shrimp Cocktail with a twist.....maybe with a mango & pineapple salsa.
Seafood Cerviche....Scallops, Fish, Shrimp and Lobster
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.
What a delightful way to spend a late afternoon! Here are some suggestions.
Baba Ganoush or Caponata
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.
101 Simple Appetizers in 20 Minutes or Less from Mark Bittman