Help for App Recipe for Hot Date!
I have a date coming up and we'll be having champagne or wine and one hors 'ouvres at my house before we go out. We both love to cook and Id really like to impress.
A couple of restrictions
Im lactose intolerant so nothing with too much cheese or dairy
My date does not eat tuna
Like to keep away from garlic/raw onion(don't want to ruin any possible romantic moments!)
Id also like to keep it healthy-ish if possible, but this is NOT a dealbreaker
Things Im considering...
Dates stuffed w gorgonzola dolce wrapped in pancetta
Endive leaves with some kind of filling
So what are your favorite apps if you could only do one and wanted to charm someone?
Thanks for any advice you may have
If you want to stay away from garlic you won't want to use Panchetta. It is often processed using garlic as an ingredient.
How about some puff pastry nibbles to play off that crisp bubbly? Saute some minced mushrooms, shallots & thyme and use a mini muffin tin to form some tartlets.
Stuffed mushrooms are easy and delish. They can be made in advance and popped into the oven while you're opening/pouring the wine. Also, a nice cold would be a crab salad type mix on the endive. Don't use canned crab. If you can't get fresh, Phillips has nice lump crab in plastic containers. Costco and large super markets should have it.