Fancy appetizer for cookout
In early July, we're hosting a going away party. There will be lots of kids so, basically, I'm planning a cookout (pulled pork, burgers, etc.).
I do want to make one fancy appetizer and I don't care if kids like it.
I would like to do Thomas Keller's cornets with salmon. However, I want to do three riffs on it and would like advice.
#1: Per the recipe
#2: With plain creme fraiche and American paddlefish caviar
#3: With a basil/herb cream cheese and Keller's tomato sorbet
And, if the cornets fail or I can't make enough of them, could you suggest a (preferably bought...time will be short if the cornets fail) cracker/base to use in more of a canape format?
I've had those lovely cornets at Per Se. Kudos to you for attempting to make them. Personally, I think melba toast would be the wrong texture. The cornets "cone" is lighter. A quick substitute that I think would work is Whole Foods rice crackers. They are oh so light and airy and would pair well with the salmon & creme fraiche. If you don't have a Whole Foods, I'm certain any other specialty grocer carries a similiar cracker.