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Need an appetizer for a Beef Stew Dinner

Going to a friends for a dinner party and they asked me to bring an appetizer for a beef stew dinner.
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  1. Go retro with stuffed mushroom caps?

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    1. re: visciole

      I agree with the stuffed mushrooms. Those would be perfect to precede a beef stew.

    2. You know, I would go with something light to counter the heaviness of the stew. Maybe cheese puffs ( http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in... ) or Crostini ( http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tomat... ) or Mini-Crab Cakes ( http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mini-... ).

      1. whole wheat crackers and white beans-sage dip...

        1. Crostini with goat cheese and some sort of chutney or fig spread. They always go fast.

          1. Belgian endive with sour cream and caviar.

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            1. re: tim irvine

              While lovely, to precede a beef stew????

              1. re: Breezychow

                Sure. It is very light and goes well with ice cold Champs. Then you eat three servings of stew and drink some great red wine, mop the plate with French bread, and feel gorged but so glad you didn't eat the box of Cheezits first. Then you summon all of your courage and eat some great dessert and vow to take a fifty mile bike ride in the morning. I like really light hors d,oeuvres with substantial meals. Although I do agree with your general point it would be a real non sequitur.